Hà said the database would be put on the App store as an application soon after it is finished.
The application would help State-management agencies assess the current distribution of green trees, monitor the trees’ growing process and connect tree providers and growers, he said.
Besides, the digital map would also assist the agencies to identify areas in need of ecosystem restoration, prevention of salinity intrusion and anti-desertification.
Therefore, Hà called upon every individual and organisation in the country to participate in the festival and the programme.
He said he expected all Vietnamese people to help in planting and protecting trees. It aimed to express the commitment and responsibility of protecting the environment and adapting to climate change from today’s generation to the next generations.
Under the directive No 45/CT-Ttg on implementing the New Year Tree Planting Festival and improving forest protection and development, the country will plant 1 billion trees during 2021-25, of which, nearly 700 million trees will be planted in urban and rural areas and more than 300 million trees will be planted in the forest. In 2021, the country will plant about 182 million trees.
Speaking at the ceremony, Chu Ngọc Anh chairman of the People’s Committee of Hà Nội ordered districts and towns of the city to disseminate information to local residents about the importance of planting and protecting trees.
Additionally, each household was encouraged to plant trees and flowers to make Hà Nội a city with four seasons of blooming flowers, he said.
It targeted that the city would plant over 300,000 trees this year and each resident would plant one tree by 2030, he said. — VNS