Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union yesterday called on youths nationwide to join the “Green Sunday” and “Let’s clean up the ocean” campaigns.
The launching ceremony of the events was held in Phan Thiết City in the central Bình Thuận Province.
The campaigns aim to encourage youths to assume pioneering roles in protecting the environment and fighting climate change through small actions.
Nguyễn Anh Tuấn, secretary of the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee, said pollution, especially ocean pollution, was an urgent issue for the society.
Phan Thiết City is a tourist destination. Pollution of the beaches has brought several challenges for the tourism sector, he said.
After the campaign was launched, more than 500 local youths, soldiers and officers of the armed forces collected garbage and cleaned up the 2km-long beach in Mũi Né Ward in Phan Thiết City.
Under the campaign, members of Hồ Chí Minh Communist youth unions across the country will collect garbage for treatment and clean war martyr cemeteries and memorials.
“Let’s clean up the ocean” was first launched in four central provinces – Hà Tĩnh, Quảng Bình, Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên-Huế – in early May this year to raise public awareness about environment protection and climate change and to call on residents to join beach clean-up activities.
It is a joint initiative of Việt Nam National Television’s VTV24 News Centre and the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee.
Youths join start-up training programme
In another development, nearly 100 youths, running or about to establish their businesses, joined a training programme yesterday, being held by the Hà Nội Youth Union to enrich their start-up knowledge.
The youths have been offered a chance to exchange their start-up skills and experiences with businessmen.
Nguyễn Thị Hoài Phương from Việt Nam’s University of Agriculture said she could absorb necessary knowledge before starting her own business to limit business risks. The knowledge will really help beginners like her who do not know where and how to begin.
The training programme is part of activities initiated by Hà Nội Youth Union to help young people to study, look for jobs and set up their own businesses.
During the first six months of this year, the Hà Nội Youth Union, in collaboration with youth unions in districts and universities and colleges in the city, held career orientation programmes for more than 26,000 high school students. — VNS