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Tree-planting festival launched in Tuyen Quang province

TQO - A tree-planting festival was launched in Khuon Dien village, Kim Quan commune, Yen Son district, in the northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang, on January 29 or the fifth day of the first lunar month.

Politburo member Tran Quoc Vuong (R) attends the tree-planting festival in Tuyen Quang province.

Tran Quoc Vuong, Politburo member and permanent member of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee, joined local leaders and people at the event.

In his remarks, Politburo member Vuong stressed the significance of the tree-planting festival, adding that it will help to spur on economic development and raise public awareness of environmental protection.

He lauded Tuyen Quyen for its recent achievements in the tree-planting movement which have been launched in commemoration of late President Ho Chi Minh over the past years.

With huge potential and many strengths in forestry, the province aims to become a model in forestry-based economic development nationwide.

Politburo member Vuong also praised efforts of residents in Kim Quan commune to complete all 19 criteria set for a new-style rural area, and expressed his hope that local leaders will pay closer attention to improving people’s living standards, with the aim of reducing the poverty rate to below 5%.

On this occasion, he presented 100 gift packages and 20 blankets to poor households and social policy beneficiaries in Kim Quan, and planted a tree at the Party Central Committee Office relic site in Khuon Dien village.

Thanh Cong

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