General Director of Canon Vietnam presents gifts to children in Dien Bien (Source :Canon)
Hanoi (VNA) – Canon Vietnam teamed up with the Youth Union of northern Bac Giang province on November 21 to launch an environment clean-up programme following the well-known 3R practice – Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. 

According to Canon Vietnam, the programme was intended to raise awareness of environment protection among students and teach them how to protect the environment through simple actions in their daily routine. 

In his remarks at the launching ceremony, Deputy Director-General of Canon Vietnam Niimura Minoru said both urban and rural areas in Vietnam have faced serious environmental pollution. The rural areas have generated fewer amount of waste but have yet developed waste collection and treatment systems, he added. 

Through the programme, Canon Vietnam called on the public, especially the youth, to act together for the greener planet. 

It is the firm’s first programme in 2015 which includes two main activities – environment protection education and games – for the students. 

Volunteers from Canon Vietnam and the local youth union will collect waste and clean up around Tan Thinh Primary School as well as in roads and public spaces in Tan Thinh commune, Lang Giang district. 

The company plans to carry out the programme in northern Bac Ninh province this month with the participation of 360 local students. It hopes to scale up the event in other northern provinces.-VNA