HCMC to launch ‘Clean up the World 2011’ campaign

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will launch “Clean up the World 2011” campaign in Ho Chi Minh City on September 17, with a series of activities to highlight the event.

The campaign will kick start at the Quan Khu 7 Stadium on Hoang Van Thu Street in Phu Nhuan District, with over 5,000 citizens taking part in the event.

Activities during the campaign event will include an exhibition on the environment, an environmental seminar, environment protection projects and an awareness campaign for people to discontinue use of plastic bags.

A representative from the City People’s Committee said that every citizen will be able to participate in any of the activities. Following simple practices such as discontinuing use of plastic bags, saving on electric consumption, encouraging people to protect the environment and keep relevant authorities updated on any environmental violations.

The city also will develop a plan to step up inspections and supervision to handle serious offenders of environmental regulations.

Since the first campaign launched in 1993, Clean Up the World has inspired an estimated 35 million volunteers in 130 countries and territories each year to take responding actions.

Vietnam is the pro-campaign country with the history dating back to 1994.

By M.Hai – Translated by Thanh Huong

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