Children draw pictures at the event (Source: organising board)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Clean Air Day 2018 opened in Hanoi on December 22, expecting to draw about 1,000 people through different activities to spread information on air pollution and settlement solutions.

The two-day event, an initiative of the Green Innovation and Development Centre (GreenID) and the Live& Learn Environment Education centre, aims to raise public awareness of the current air pollution conditions, the reasons behind the situation and its impacts on the community’s health, thus promoting changes in attitude and actions regarding the improvement of air quality.

According to the organizers, an exhibition showcasing solutions to air pollution with simple measures to protect family health from air pollution will be held, along with a painting activity for children.

A game show will be organised for participants with awards being solutions to improve air quality and protect people’s health.

Through the activities, the Vietnam Clean Air Day hopes to deliver the message that everyone can act for better air quality.

The event is the opening activity of the Vietnam Clean Air campaign held annually by Green ID and Live&Learn, which helps strengthen the community’s engagement in the process of building, completing and implementing policies related to air quality in Vietnam.

Nguyen Thi Hang, Green ID coordinator for clean water and air, said that over the years, Green ID has made various efforts to deal with air pollution through supplying updated information of air conditions and measures that should be undertaken by individuals, the community and policy makers.

The centre is working to expand the public’s engagement in improving and preserving clean air for the health of all.-VNA