|Participants at the launch ceremony of the contest to develop and protect forests. — VNS Photo Tố Như|
HÀ NỘI — A contest on forest protection and development was launched by the Việt Nam Administration of Forestry under the Ministry of Agriculture and Development on Tuesday in Hà Nội.
The contest, titled "The forest is my life," aims to send a message of sustainable forestry economic development, which is creating jobs and improving incomes for people working in the forest industry.
It also highlights the responsibility of people to the environment, showing that protecting forests is protecting their own lives.
At the launch ceremony, Phạm Văn Điền, deputy general director of Việt Nam Administration of Forestry, said the forest is considered a green pillar for sustainable economic development of the nation and the world.
“The competition is an opportunity for us to look forward to the forest, towards a developed agriculture. Hopefully, the competition will attract the enthusiasm and aspiration of everyone towards the development of the forest,” Điền said.
The competition includes reportage, short stories and poetry, and is open to all amateur and professional authors.
The works must evoke a love of nature and love of the forest. They can also show the hardships and sacrifices and even losses of forestry officials in the fight to protect forests.
Candidates can send works to the organiser, Nông Nghiệp Việt Nam (Việt Nam Agriculture) newspaper, at 14 Ngô Quyền, Hoàn Kiếm District, Hà Nội, or via email at email@example.com from January 1, 2020 until June 31, 2020. — VNS