“Streets without rubbish” is an initiative to encourage Ho Chi Minh City’s residential areas to protect the urban environment. After a few years, the project has proved effective.

257 households in cluster 2, ward 10, district 5, Ho Chi Minh city have kept common spaces clean and dumped trash in the right place for six years. Despite its crowded population, stores and food stalls, the area always looks bright, airy and hygienic with green trees along the sidewalks.

Five out of seven clusters in the district with no more trash and lots of trees have met the qualifications of a “green – clean – and beautiful” cluster.

The “street without rubbish” commitment has been widely advocated by local people. A set of standards and tasks was set up based on each cluster’s circumstance./.