Vietnamese and international units and individuals, especially youth, from all walks of life can send community development ideas to a contest from now through the end of August this year.

The programme was introduced on June 22 in Hanoi by the Communist Magazine, the Vietnam Youth Federation, and the Ministry of Science and Technology.

It collects submitted initiatives for poverty and hunger reduction, socio-economic development or boosting the industrialisation and modernisation of the country.

The entries can focus on education, healthcare, transport, science-technology, tourism, environmental protection, urban development, modern rural building or disadvantaged island and border areas.

According to Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Communist Magazine Vu Van Ha, feasible initiatives will be selected and carried out by organisations and enterprises.

Between three to five of the most outstanding solutions will receive financial assistance from the organising board, Ha said, adding that another ten will be honoured.

A workshop will be held to introduce the initiatives to organisations and enterprises.

President of the Vietnam Youth Federation Nguyen Phi Long hailed the programme for its contributions to the “I love my home country” movement.

The awards ceremony will take place in December this year in Hanoi.-VNA