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  • Seoul and China Construction Bank create “dust-reducing forest” at Yeouido Park

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    • Seoul to plant 3,000 trees at Yeouido Park on April 6 according to the agreement with China Construction Bank Corporation in 2017 to create “dust-reducing forests”
    • Seoul to plant around 5,400 flowers and trees with a total of 80 executives and employees of the China Construction Bank’s Seoul branch office
    • This tree-planting event to contribute to fundamentally reducing fine dust and decreasing urban heat island effect

    SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, April 4, 2019 — The Seoul Metropolitan Government’s Seobu Parks & Landscape Management Office said that it will hold the third “landscaping beautiful park” event at Yeouido Park from 10 a.m. on April 6 in cooperation with China Construction Bank Corporation’s Seoul branch office.

    The Seoul Metropolitan Government and China Construction Bank Corporation’s Seoul branch office signed an agreement to create “dust-reducing forests” throughout the city in 2017. According to the agreement, the two together planted flowers and trees at Dongja Neighborhood Park in 2017, and at Yeouido Park in 2018, respectively.

    China Construction Bank Corporation is a global bank, ranked the second largest bank out of the world’s 1,000 largest banks in 2016, and its Seoul branch has been rapidly growing since its opening in 2004. It also actively makes donations through the Red Cross every year.

    This year’s event is taking place as part of the China Construction Bank’s social contribution project. The Seoul Metropolitan Government provides a site for planting trees and related administrative supports, while executives and employees from the Bank’s Seoul branch office donate and water the trees and take care of the park.

    Located northwest of the Yeouido Park, the site to be planted is the one where trees are needed to provide shades to the citizens who take a walk at the park. The Seobu Parks & Landscape Management Office has recently removed or transplanted trees that do not grow well and improved soils at the Park for planting new trees. On the event day, it will plant around 5,400 flowers and trees, including zelkova trees, with a total of 80 executives and employees of the China Construction Bank’s Seoul branch office.

    President Jeon Min of the China Construction Bank’s Seoul branch office said, “I’m very excited to participate in this kind of the environmental protection campaign,” and added, “We are committed to taking part more actively in such meaningful activities in the future.”

    The Seoul Metropolitan Government expects that this tree-planting event will contribute to fundamentally reducing fine dust and also decreasing urban heat island effect, while improving the park’s landscape so as to give satisfactory to the visitors.