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Actions launched on World Enviro

Actions launched on World Environment Day, World Oceans Day and Vietnam Sea & Islands Week 2018

BTO- A grand meeting was held in the morning of June 5 in Ham Thuan Nam district to respond to World Environment Day (June 5), World Oceans Day (June 8) and Vietnam Sea & Island Week.

The event, co-held by Department of Natural Resources & Evironment and People’s Committee of Ham Thuan Nam district, attracted the participation of leaders of departments, fronts, organizations, localities, over 350 delegates from People’s Armed Forces, agencies, schools, as well as numerouse residents of Ham Thuan Nam district.

Under the messages of World Environment Day “Deal with plastic pollution”, World Oceans Day “The main action focus is to prevent plastic pollution and encourage solutions for a healthy ocean”, the Vietnam Sea& Islands Week 2018 is cerebrated with the theme “Joining hands to keep ocean blue”.

The organizers hope that the ceremony would contribute to changing people’s behavior and attitude towards environmental pollution issues occuring everyday

in their residential areas, so that raise public awareness of protecting the environment and people’s health.

Speaking at the ceremony, Director of Department of Natural Resources & Environment Ho Lam urged authorities at all levels, departments, organizations and the whole people to change their consumption habits, use environmentally-friendly bags instead of plastic bags. He stressed the importance of taking solutions for garbage collection, transport and treatment to reduce plastic trash discarded into the ocean. Mr. Lam also promoted the resposibility for safeguarding sea and islands in the cause of national construction and protection.

After the ceremony, delegates took part in parades along traffic routes of Ham Thuan Nam district and planted green trees as their practical action in celebration of World Environment Day, World Oceans Day and Vietnam Sea & Islands Week 2018.

 Source: binhthuan.gov.vn (Translated by Phuong Lan)

 

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