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Aeon's Green Day in Hanoi

Released at: 18:51, 03/10/2015

Aeon's Green Day in Hanoi

First clean-up day of Aeonmall Vietnam held around Hanoi's Hoan Kiem Lake.

by Thu Hoang

Leaders and hundreds of staff from Aeonmall Vietnam and Aeon Vietnam took part in Vietnam’s first Green Day in Hanoi on October 3.

Setting out from the Ly Thai To Flower Garden the group picked up rubbish around Hoan Kiem Lake - one of Hanoi’s most scenic spots.

“I’m very happy to be part of today’s activities,” said Mr. Yukio Konishi, General Director of Aeonmall Vietnam - the company operating and managing Aeon Mall Long Bien. “Many local people were surprised and grateful at seeing our efforts.”

The organizers asked for the employees’ opinions before deciding on Hoan Kiem Lake for theGreen Day, which has been held many times in Japan but for the first time in Vietnam.

Mr. Konishi also expects that similar activities will be held each month. “We hope that our next Green Day will not only attract the participation of our employees but also local people and Aeon Mall’s customers,” he said.

Aeonmall Vietnam and Aeon Vietnam have always maintained and respected the Aeon Group’s basic principles of “the pursuit of peace, respect for human rights, and contributions to the local community”.

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 28. Aeon has also have provided sports equipment at more than ten parks in Long Bien.

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 also holds tree planting ceremonies at its other shopping malls around the country.

Aeon is the largest retail corporation in Japan and has already opened the Aeon Mall Tan Phu Celadon in Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Phu district and the Aeon Mall Canary Binh Duong in southern Binh Duong province’s Thuan An town.

Aeon Mall Long Bien, its first project in Hanoi, will provide a new experience for local customers. Not only offering the convenience of a shopping mall, it also features various facilities such as an indoor swimming pool, a recreation area, and a training school for talent.

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