As many as 3,000 garbage tanks for rural areas will be built in northern Thai Nguyen province in response to World Environment Day (June 5).

On June 4, the provincial Youth Union announced that the garbage tanks will be constructed at a total cost of 1.7 billion VND (78,000 USD) mobilised from organisations and individuals and with help from local residents and the Youth Union.

Once completed, the tanks will enable locals to classify waste, especially in separating used pesticide packages and containers that cause pollution, thus increasing public awareness of environmental protection.

On the same day, the Union presented 1,000 water containers with 180-litre capacities each to impoverished ethnic minority households in Vo Nhai, Dinh Hoa, Phu Luong and Dong Hy districts and awarded 10 scholarships and gifts to underprivileged students.

In addition, it will contribute financially to the building of a house for an impoverished family in Tuc Tranh commune, Phu Luong district.-VNA