|Lê Thanh Liêm, deputy chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee helps young people clear water hyacinth in the Cầu Suối Canal in Bình Chánh District’s Vĩnh Lộc B Commune. – Photo tuoitre.vn|
HCM CITY – HCM City’s Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union on Sunday kicked off “Youth Month” with social activities in the city’s 24 districts.
The programme, whose theme is “HCM City’s Youth Develops a Civilised City and New Rural Areas”, promotes the role of youth in socio-economic development.
It has attracted thousands of members, including young people, public servants, soldiers and students at schools and universities in the city.
The 2017 Youth Month for volunteer groups will focus on repairing electrical systems, publicising the importance of fire prevention and fighting, teaching survival skills, maintaining traffic safety, building parks without rubbish, and creating green projects in residential areas.
After the opening ceremony, a group of young people collected rubbish on small lanes to create a clean atmosphere for residents in District 4.
Besides collecting rubbish, they installed lights, painted walls, took out advertisements, planted trees, decorated locals’ houses, and visited families subject to the Government’s preferential policies, the poor and disadvantaged elderly.
The programme also encourages residents to keep hygienic quarters, practice fire prevention, and promote food safety.
Another group of young people, who have skills in various scientific fields, have launched training activities, including the teaching of animal breeding and farming techniques to residents in five outlying districts.
Continuing with the Green Sunday campaign, 1,300 young people of the city’s Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union, Department of Natural Resources and Environment, High Command, Ministry of Public Security’s special police battalion No 2, Steering Centre of Urban Flood Control Programme cleared out waste, rubbish and water hyacinths in the Cầu Suối Canal in Bình Chánh District’s Vĩnh Lộc B Commune.
Lê Thanh Liêm, deputy chairman of the city’s People’s Committee, took part in the activity at the canal.
About 500 metres of the canal were cleared of water hyacinth within two hours.
2017 Youth Month celebrates the 86th founding anniversary of the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union. It will end on March 31. – VNS