Ho Chi Minh City

HCMC undertakes activities in response to World Cleanup Day 2018

In response to the World Cleanup Day 2018 as well as contribute to the program “ Reducing environment pollution for the period 2016-2020”, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Natural Resources and Environment has launched a campaign to tackle environmental issues eliminating pollution hotspots.

Dredging Ruot Ngua canal is one of activities in response to the World Cleanup Day 2018 (Photo: SGGP)

Dredging Ruot Ngua canal is one of activities in response to the World Cleanup Day 2018 (Photo: SGGP)

Deputy director of the Department Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh My said that the campaign starts nationwide from September 15 to 21.
In Ho Chi Minh City, activities will center around protecting residential quarters and public places. It will include increasing information of environment to raise city dwellers’ awareness changing their acts and eliminating pollution hotspots.
Participants who spread the information of environment to residents in will take part in training courses organized by the Department.
Alongside increasing information in public media and displaying models of environment protection, posters will be put up in visible public places to change people’s behaviors to environmental protection.
Specifically, the Department will run environment protection models in Thanh An Commune in Can Gio District and Binh Chanh District.
As per the plan, on Sundays, residents in the two districts will participate in “Green Sunday” campaign to tidy the environment preventing risks of diseases due to pollution.
Moreover, it will eliminate two pollution hotspots in the two districts.
Local administrations were asked to review pollution hotspots in the localities and plan to eliminate them. Each locality will choose at least three pollution hotspots.
Additionally, districts will carry out cleanup activities at the same time including collecting wastes in roads and rivers, dredging canals and enhance control of pollution in factories.

By KHANH MY - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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