2016 Youth Month is launched in Hanoi (Source: VNA)
Hanoi, (VNA) – The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union’s Chapter in HCM City on February 28 launched the 2016 Youth Month with a string of activities.

Pham Hong Son, Vice Secretary of the Chapter, called for widespread participation in the programme in order to build a modern city.

Volunteer teams have been dispatched to districts across the city to help poor families with power repairs and water metre installation, equip locals with firefighting skills, and clean up the environment.

From now until the end of this year, young intellectuals will update scientific and technological research outcomes for locals, especially in rural areas and suburbs, focusing on new-style rural building, rural economic development, urban civilisation, environmental protection and climate change response.

On February 27, the 2016 Youth Month also started in Hanoi with the participation of more than 1,000 young people in the capital.

Nine volunteer teams were set up to promote Hanoi’s tourism, protect the environment and serve the upcoming election of deputies to the 14 th National Assembly and People’s Councils at all levels for 2016-2021.

They will also participate in building new-style rural areas, administrative reform, international integration, historical and cultural promotion, and traffic safety.

Held annually, the Youth Month aims to educate young people on the position and role the Youth Union plays in socio-economic development, nation-building and defence.

This year’s campaign has also received enthusiastic responses from other localities, such as the central province of Quang Ngai.-VNA