Nationwide activities to respond to World Environment Day hinh anh 1 Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – A series of activities in response to World Environment Day (June 5) and Vietnam Sea and Island Week (June 1-8) will be held nationwide, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment announced at a press conference in Hanoi on May 25.

The theme of the day was chosen by the United Nations as: “Go wild for life”.

On June 4, the Action Month for the Environment will be launched nationwide at a ceremony in the northern province of Lao Cai, during which the achievements and obstacles to environmental protection since June 5, 2015 will be reviewed, national-level environment events will be announced, while individuals and organisations at home and abroad dedicating to environment protection will be honoured.

An environment technology and ecological products expo 2017 is scheduled to be announced.

On the occasion, the Vietnam Environment Administration in coordination with the Lao Cai provincial People’s Committee will host a ceremony to release animals into the wild and plant trees.

The Central Committee of Vietnam Veterans’ Association is due to hold a seminar featuring its role in protecting biodiversity and endangered species in Vietnam.

According to Deputy General Director of the Vietnam Administration of Seas and Islands Vu Si Tuan, a meeting ceremony themed: “For a green planet,” marking World Ocean Day and the Vietnam Sea and Island Week, will be held in the northern province of Nam Dinh on June 8.

A group of voluntary youths will be deployed to clean the beaches, hold a bicycle-ride to promote the event and plant trees near the beaches.-VNA