Trees planted under "Aeon Hometown Forest Program" as opening approaches.
About 5,000 trees were planted at Aeon Mall Long Bien in Hanoi’s Long Bien district on August 8 as part of the “Aeon Hometown Forest Program”, one of a series of activities taking place before the official opening of the shopping mall in October.
As a member of the Aeon Group, Aeon Mall has always maintained and respected the Group’s basic principles, including “the pursuit of peace, respect for human rights, and contributions to the local community,” according to Mr. Oyama Nagahisa, Chief Representative of the Aeon Group in Vietnam.
“The tree planting is to create a green environment for the local area and maintain a clean environment for children and the community,” he told the tree planting ceremony. “There are only a few months now until the opening ceremony and we are doing our best to complete preparations for this unique shopping mall in Hanoi.”
Organized by Aeon Mall Him Lam, Aeon Vietnam, and Aeon Mall Vietnam, the tree planting involved about 1,000 volunteers, including local people, Aeon’s guests, and students from six countries: Vietnam, Cambodia, China, South Korea, Malaysia, and Japan, who are attending the Asian Student Environmental Platform (ASEP) forum organized by the Aeon Environmental Foundation.
About 27 varieties of trees suitable with the local environment and climate were planted.
Since 2010 the Aeon Environmental Foundation has planted 70,000 trees in Hue and continues to plant trees in Ba Vi National Park in Hanoi’s Ba Vi district. It will also hold tree planting ceremonies at its other shopping malls in the country.
Aeon is the largest retail corporation in Japan, with the Aeon Mall Tan Phu Celadon in Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Phu district and the Aeon Mall Canary Binh Duong in Binh Duong province’s Thuan An town.
Aeon Mall Long Bien, its first project in Hanoi, will provide a new experiences for local customers. Not only offering the convenience of a shopping mall, Aeon Mall also features various facilities, such as an indoor swimming pool, a recreation area, and a training school for talent.