HA NOI – The Ha Noi Youth Union started to building playgrounds for children in the suburban districts of the capital city yesterday.
The union plans to renovate or build 100 children's playgrounds in the capital city's suburb areas by 2017 in a programme worth an estimated VND30-80 million(US$1,400-3,800) each.
According to the union, one month after launching the programme, they have collected donations of VND632 million($30,000). Funding for the programme was mobilised from the union's braches and other sources.
The programme will initially have playgrounds built in the city's 11 most neglected districts this year. While more playgrounds across the city will be built during the next four years.
Due to the lack of playgrounds, many children face the threat of injury by placing in dangerous places, such as near passing traffic. --VNS