A programme has been launched at Dai Bai Primary School in the northern province of Bac Ninh to raise public awareness of environmental protection in rural areas.

It also aims to help the youngsters better understand the importance of involving themselves in ecological protection activities and responding to the movement of building green-clean-modern rural areas.

Living habitats in both urban and rural areas are being severely contaminated, stressed Director of Planning Centre Canon Vietnam Co., Ltd (CVN) Keisuke Taniguchi at the December 7 ceremony to launch the programme.

As there are no waste treatment and collection systems in rural areas, environmental pollution has become a festering issue that requires people to work together to overcome.

On the occasion, CVN also organised an education programme on environmental protection for nearly 350 students at Dai Bai school.

Similar programmes have been held successfully by the company in the northern province of Bac Giang and the capital Hanoi.

The company hopes to expand its cooperation with other provinces and cities nationwide to help protect environment in Vietnam.-VNA