His Majesty Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, presided over the celebration of the Arbour Day organised in Sre Treng village, Kbal Damrey commune, Sambor district, Kratie province.
Samdech Vibol Sena Pheakdei Say Chhum, President of the Senate, Samdech Akka Ponhea Chakrei Heng Samrin, President of the National Assembly, Samdech Kralahom Sar Kheng, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior and many other leaders as well as foreign ambassadors accredited to Cambodia, civil servants and local people attended the annual commemoration.
On the occasion, some 13,135 young trees of rare and luxurious species were planted on an area of 10 hectares.
The Arbour Day was initiated in 1952 by His Majesty the late King-Father, Samdech Preah Norodom Sihanouk. This annual event was suspended for many years due to civil war and resumed in 1989.
Since then, Cambodia observes the Arbour Day every year under the presidency of His Majesty the King who always pays high attention to reforestation and natural resource conservation.
Last year's celebration took place in Teuk Chhou district, Kampot province.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press