PetroVietnam responds to one-billion-tree challenge

09:00 | 10/04/2021 Companies

(VEN) - Responding to the Prime Minister’s call to plant one billion trees in five years “For a green Vietnam”, on March 23, 2021, the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) planted 1,000 trees at the Thai Binh 2 Thermal Power Plant in the Red River province of Thai Binh.

Speaking at the ceremony, Board Chair Hoang Quoc Vuong said Vietnam had been experiencing increasingly serious impacts of natural disasters and extreme weather phenomena due in part to the loss of protective forest cover. “We need to raise awareness of the important role trees play in the context of global environmental pollution and climate change. Along with good treatment of emissions and wastes, planting more trees will limit pollution and protect the ecological environment to ensure sustainable development.”

petrovietnam responds to one billion tree challenge
PetroVietnam Board Member Dinh Van Son hands over young casuarina trees to young representatives of the oil and gas industry
petrovietnam responds to one billion tree challenge
PVN Chairman Hoang Quoc Vuong launches the tree planting initiative program

Vuong called on all staff of the oil and gas sector to respond to the 2021-2025 tree planting initiative program, in accordance with Uncle Ho’s teaching, in order to properly implement the government’s directions as well as the group’s action program on climate change adaptation and mitigation in the 2018-2030 period.

“Leaders of the group and its organizations and units are committed to planting, protecting and tending trees; increasing investment and science and technology application in environmental protection in offices, factories and enterprises, and building an environmentally friendly PetroVietnam image,” Vuong said. He called for the message to be disseminated to each employee in offices, factories, construction sites and oil and gas rigs so they can contribute to the one-billion-tree goal.

petrovietnam responds to one billion tree challenge
PVN Chairman Hoang Quoc Vuong participates in planting trees at the Thai Binh 2 Thermal Power Plant campus
petrovietnam responds to one billion tree challenge
Secretary of the Group’s Youth Union Vu Thi Thu Huong welcomes the initiative

Representing thousands of PetroVietnam’s youth union members and employees, Vu Thi Thu Huong, Secretary of the Group’s Youth Union, welcomed the initiative, noting that the ceremony coincided with the 90th anniversary of the establishment of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union. He thanked Vuong for the group’s trust in the young generation to preserve the 60-year tradition of the Vietnam Oil and Gas Industry, adding that the tree planting is in the interests of young Vietnamese to ensure the country’s future.

In the first three months of 2021, youth union members and all staff of the oil and gas industry including the PetroVietnam Gas Joint Stock Corporation, Vietnam- Russia Joint Venture (Vietsovpetro), PetroVietnam Technical Service Joint Stock Corporation, Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical Joint Stock Company, and PetroVietnam Oil Corporation Joint Stock Company have already planted trees at their work and living places, in factories and residential areas.

petrovietnam responds to one billion tree challenge
A large number of youth union members are participating in the program

Dao Chung