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HCM City picks up the litter for World Clean-up Day 2018

17 September 2018 | 08:46:00 AM

In response to World Clean-up Day 2018 on September 15, several organizations and units in HCM City have carried out clean-up activities to raise public awareness about environmental protection.


 Vietnam Clean & Green organized a number of activities to collect rubbish along Nguyen Van Linh street and at the foot of Ong Lon bridge in district 7 with the participation of nearly 100 students and pupils.
In Thu Duc district, HCM City Youth Social Work Centre hosted clean-up activities at Song Than flyover with the participation of more than 50 youth union members and local youngsters. Apart from cleaning up a large quantity of rubbish in the area, the youths also helped out by delivering leaflets and calling on people to join hands in protecting the environment.

The HCM City Department of Natural Resources and Environment has held clean-up activities in residential areas and public places.

According to Ms Nguyen Thi Thanh My, deputy director of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment, these activities aim to disseminate information and raise public awareness about protecting the environment, changing behavior and encouraging environmentally friendly lifestyles as well as fighting pollution in the city.

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment has also implemented two models to protect the environment in Thanh An commune in Can Gio district and Binh Chanh district. It also coordinated with the Vietnam Fatherland Front to deploy two publicity campaigns on environmental protection in religious communities, limit the use of nylon bags and encourage recycling and waste separation at grassroots levels.

In addition, districts in the city created lists of polluted locations due to the stagnancy of rubbish and are devising plans to clean up the locations in the near future.

In response to World clean-up day 2018, more than 16 million people in 150 nations around the world have participated in cleaning up waste in order to raise public awareness of the importance of protecting the earth’s environment.


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