At least 28,000 people are expected to participate in the beach cleanup campaign “Let’s clean the beach”, which was launched in the capital city of Hanoi on July 12.
The campaign, which runs until August 31, is one of the key events of the Summer Youth Volunteer Campaign 2018. It will go through 28 coastal cities and provinces nationwide to raise public awareness of the ocean’s significant roles in human life.
Speaking at the press conference on July 12, Director of the Vietnam National Volunteer Centre (VNVC) Do Thi Kim Hoa noted that the campaign, initiated by the Vietnam Television (VTV) 24 news centre and the VNVC in 2016, has attracted the involvement of both local and international organisations as well as people from all walks of life.
A string of activities will be held during this year’s campaign, including social security activities to encourage disadvantaged fishermen to continue offshore fishing, she added.
Notably, tourists can join communication work, and garbage collection at public beaches of Thanh Hoa, Quang Binh, Thua Thien-Hue and Kien Giang provinces, and Da Nang city, according to Hoa.
At the press conference, the VNVC, in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Security, the US Embassy in Hanoi, and relevant agencies launched a contest of “Let’s clean the beach” poster designs and initiatives.
The contest is open for all youths, students, residents, and both local and foreign businesses in Vietnam.
Detailed information on the contest, and entries will be updated on fanpage “Let’s clean the beach’.