Hà Nội: planting more trees in urban areas to improve environment and reduce air pollution


Currently, the tree coverage in urban districts of Hà Nội is around 1 m2 per person. The city aims to achieve up to 7 m2 per person by 2030. The city´s authorities plan to grow more trees in the city, particularly in the urban area. This activity is also within the framework of the national program to plant 1 billion trees from 2021 to 2025. More specifically, in 2022 Hà Nội will grow “200,000 – 250,000 new trees for shade and timber trees along urban traffic routes; 200,000 fruit trees, and about 50-80 hectares of forests”.

Sources & further information: “Hà Nội: Tập trung tăng tỷ lệ cây xanh tại các khu đô thị” at https://baotintuc.vn and “Hanoi manages to raise tree coverage in urban areas” at https://en.vietnamplus.vn, accessed 17 February 2022.