The chairman of the People’s Committee of Ha Noi has authorised the construction department to propose and select personnel to take part in professional tree management training abroad.
The decision was made yesterday after the chairman, Vu Duc Chung, examined the tree pruning and planting activities on the streets of the city.
Chung directed the construction department and people’s committees of the districts, wards and communes to put off calling for bidders for tree management and planting activities in the 2016-19 period.
Instead, the activities will be completed on a monthly basis. The bidding plan will follow the general plan of the city.
He also assigned the concerned people’s committees to document the number of trees and greenswards, classify types of trees in their jurisdictions and enumerate the upcoming activities and projects, as well as report to the city’s committee and the construction department.
All management activities for trees and greenswards across 12 districts were assigned to the Ha Noi Green Park One Member Ltd company.
Chung asked the construction department to form teams to collaborate with the company in pruning, planting and replacing the trees.
He also emphasized that activities such as planting new trees and replacing crooked and rotten trees must be completed at night. The trees must be pruned and trimmed at the right time after that to ensure the right conditions for growth.
Trees that are chosen to replace the decade-old trees must be of a similar age.
The committee also assigned the internal relations department to collaborate with the company in re-organising its corporate structure by forming professional tree pruning units, tree planting and development enterprises and park and garden management units.
The city started to implement a project to replace 6,700 trees in the city last year, which sparked an intense reaction from the citizens.
The city’s leaders then temporarily stopped the project for further investigation, which uncovered several mistakes and shortcomings introduced by related individuals and organisations.