Thousands youths join summer volunteer campaign hinh anh 1At the launching ceremony of the 2018 summer volunteer campaign (Photo:

Long An (VNA)
– As many as 2,400 youths participated in the 2018 summer volunteer campaign launched in Tan An city, the Mekong Delta province of Long An on June 2.

At the launching ceremony, jointly held by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and the local authority, Head of the Party Central Committee’s Mass Mobilisation Commission Truong Thi Mai lauded the youths’ contribution to the society through voluntary activities and summer volunteer campaigns.

Urging the youths to renew their activities, Mai said that the campaign should pay due attention to urgent issues like environment protection, traffic safety, and civilised urban areas, among others.

The summer volunteer campaign will take place from June 6 to August 31 under the theme of “Innovative youths, volunteer for community”. It will include an array of activities like Tiep Suc Mua Thi (Assistance during Exam Season), Hoa Phuong do (flamboyant flower) campaign, Ky nghi hong (Red Holiday), and Hanh quan xanh (green operation).

The activities will be organised in 93 impoverished districts and the districts which have just escaped from poverty, polluted areas in 28 coastal provinces and cities, and international land in Laos and Cambodia.

As planned, the youths will repair 1,000 kilometres of road, construct 120 kilometres of new road, build 100 modern streets across the nation, and provide free medical examinations and medicines for 500,000 residents. Meanwhile, beach cleanup activities will be maintained in all 28 coastal localities.

At the launching ceremony, the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union’s Central Committee presented 70 gifts to poor students and policy beneficiary families. Also, nine schools worth over 10 billion VND (440,000 USD), 13 mobile swimming pools worth 650 million VND (28,600 USD), 37 playgrounds worth 1.65 billion VND (72,600 USD), and four clean water facilities worth 40 million VND (1,760 USD) were handed over to the locality.

The same event was observed in Kong Plong district, the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum on June 1.-VNA