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Introducing an evergreen haven for trees in southern Vietnam

Friday, March 27, 2015, 19:04 GMT+7
Introducing an evergreen haven for trees in southern Vietnam

Authorities and residents in a Mekong Delta city have nurtured and safeguarded their trees over the past 20 years or so.

The intriguing stories of growing and protecting trees in Tra Vinh are highlighted amidst the raging public outcry against a hasty plan put forward by Hanoi authorities to fell 6,700 trees from 2015 to 2017 at an estimated cost of around VND60 billion ($2.82 million).

Tra Vinh, the capital of the eponymous province in the Mekong Delta, is considered “a jungle city” or “Da Lat of the Mekong Delta” thanks to its thousands of lush trees.

The green does not come without effort, particularly on the local government’s part.

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