A concert calling for ocean cleanup will be broadcast live on the Vietnam National Television’s VTV1 on June 18. (Photo: VTV24)

HCM City (VNA) – A concert calling for ocean cleanup will be broadcast live on the Vietnam National Television’s VTV1 on June 18, featuring more than 50 renowned artists.

The concert will simultaneously take place at Sam Son Beach in northern Thanh Hoa province and Phu Quoc Island of the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang at 20:10. The music event aims to convey messages on environmental issues to the public through the voices of artists and celebrities.

It will also bring to the audience documentaries in Vietnam, the United States and the Philippines, telling the alarming truth of ocean garbage dump and its impacts on people’s life.

The concert will be organised quarterly as part of the second stage of the campaign “Hay lam sach bien” (Let’s clean up the ocean) initiated by the Vietnam National Television’s VTV24 News Centre in partnership with the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) Central Committee.

The campaign was first launched in four central provinces – Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue – in early May this year to raise public awareness on environment protection and climate change and call on local residents to together join in beach cleanup activities.

It also provided financial support to fishermen living under difficult circumstances.

The second stage of the campaign will be scaled up in 28 coastal provinces across the country and be officially kicked off nationwide in a ceremony in Sam Son, Thanh Hoa on June 19.-VNA