Trees planted to commemorate 2022 National Tree-planting Day in Mongolia

2022-05-13 16:26:21

On May 13, one day before the National Tree-planting Day in Mongolia, the South Korea-Mongolia Green Transition Cooperation Task Force planted 100 trees at the South Korea-Mongolia Friendship Forest (Ulaanbaatar Urban Forest).

Some 50 participants including H.E. Lee Yeo-hong, the South Korean Ambassador to Mongolia gathered hand in hand at the Korea-Mongolia Friendship Forest which is 15 km north of Ulaanbaatar. They carefully removed rocks from the planting hole with their hands and mixed soil and compost with their shovels in the hole. Then they planted pine and birch saplings in the hole, buried their roots with soil and treaded around the trees to help them stand stable. After watering the trees, they moved the rocks that were removed from the planting holes to the edge of the site and piled them up. The participants completed their tree-planting, taking memorable photos with the saplings they planted.  

The South Korea-Mongolia Green Transition Cooperation Task Force was initiated by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea this January to support Mongolia’s green transition and the 'One Billion Trees' national movement initiated by President Khurelsukh.

The Task Force consists 9 public agencies from South Korea including ROK-Mongolia Greenbelt Project, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), Korea Eximbank, Korea Program on International Agriculture (KOPIA), Korea Tourism Organization, Korea Coal Corporation, Korea Mine Rehabilitation and Mineral Resources Corporation (KOMIR), Korea National Railway and one NGO - Green Asia Network.

After the tree-planting, H.E. Lee Yeo-hong, the Korean Ambassador to Mongolia said that the Korea-Mongolia Green Transition Cooperation TF would firmly support Mongolia’s effort toward a greener and more sustainable country and actively seek business opportunities for Korea and Mongolia.

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