2015 – BVTM participated in mangrove planting activity in Quang Ninh province

 Over 30 members of Bao Viet Tokio Marine including both management and staffs participated in the mangrove planting activity initiated by Tokio Marine Holdings for the last three days from 1st August to 3rd August 2015 in Dong Rui commune, Tien Yen district, Quang Ninh province. Supported by Tokio Marine Holdings Group, the Mangrove Ecosystem Research Division – Centre for Natural Resource & Environmental Study of Vietnam, the project has been conducted for the past ten years to contribute to preservation of local biodiversity and protection of natural environment. At the same time, the project is also a symbol for the strong diplomatic relationship between Japan and Vietnam. More than 30 foreign volunteers working in Tokio Marine offices worldwide also participated in the three-day social responsibility of the Corporation. 

 

Tokio Marine Groups volunteers participating in the mangrove planting activity

In addition to the planting activity, the voluntary group also paid a visit to the local primary school and delivered the Green Lesson to the primary students to help them understand about the importance and value of mangrove forests in protecting humans’ life from natural disasters and promoting the diversity of biological system.

Over the past ten years, over 1,000 hectares of mangrove forests have been planted in Quang Ninh province, in which over 650 hectares were planted in Tien Yen district. Local people have gained lots of benefits from a wide coverage of mangrove forest which served as the walls to protect local households from landslides as consequences of typhoons or earthquake and contributed to higher aquarium productivity.

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