Can Tho Friendship Union, Youth Plant Trees to Prevent Landslides
|Le Thuy Ngoc Lan, Vice President of the Union of Friendship Organizations of Can Tho City and Cho Yong Suk, Project Manager of MYI (standing on the left cover) present symbolically 1,000 cork trees to the locality. Photo: VNT|
The Union of Friendship Organizations of Can Tho City, the Merry Year International (MYI), the Pacific High School, the representative of Seoul University, in collaboration with the Party Committee and People's Committee Long Hung ward (O Mon district) on August 2 planted 1,000 cork trees to prevent landslides in Long Hung ward.
This is the second time the organizers have implemented the program to plant trees to prevent erosion in Long Hung ward. Previously, on April 27, the program held a launch ceremony and planted first 1,000 cork trees along the river bank.
According to Le Thuy Ngoc Lan, vice president of the Union of Friendship Organizations of Can Tho City, through the tree planting program, the union wishes to raise awareness for youth union members and local people about environmental protection, contributing to mitigating the impacts of climate change, for the development of the Mekong Delta city.
|Students from Pacific High School participate in planting cork trees to protect the environment. Photo: VNT|
|In eroded areas without need for embankments, tree-planting is a preventive measure. Photo: VNT|
|Cork tree are planted so that their roots prevent soil erosion. Photo: VNT|
The representative of Seoul University thanked the Can Tho Union of Friendship Organizations, MYI, Pacific High School, and local authorities as well as highly appreciated the spirit of the youth union members has accompanied the implementation of this tree planting program.
On this occasion, the organizing committee of the program has supported 20 gifts for students with difficult circumstances in the area, contributing to sharing difficulties and helping them continue to go to school uninterrupted.
|20 gift packages were presented to poor students. Photo: VNT|
Like other Mekong Delta localities, Can Tho is vulnerable to adverse impacts of climate change, including saline intrusion and freshwater shortage. The city has faced increasing erosion along rivers and canals in recent years because of human activity and climate change.
The river played a crucial role in the city’s waterway transport and many large ships traveling at high speed on the river caused big waves. The waves hit the riverbank, carving out notches, which has led to erosion in the T-junction area.
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