Arbour Day bolsters Lao government’s reforestation drive

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Party and state leaders and members of the public planted thousands of saplings on National Arbour Day on Saturday, giving a huge boost to the government’s effort to increase forest cover to 70 per cent by 2020.

Vice President Phankham Viphavanh, other senior Party and state officials and civil servants took part in an official tree planting ceremony at the Houayyang-Dongmarkkhai Botanical Garden in Xaythany district, Vientiane, planting saplings on five hectares.


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