The fourth Press Awards on Natural Resources and Environment are presented on August 28 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Winners of the fourth Press Awards on Natural Resources and Environment were announced at a ceremony held in Hanoi on August 28 by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE).

At the ceremony, the organising board presented prizes to 29 authors and groups of authors, including five A prizes, six B prizes, and 18 C prizes for the most outstanding works in the categories of printed media, television, radio, and online media.

Addressing the event, MoNRE Minister Tran Hong Ha highly valued the winning works, while stressing the press awards continued affirming the position and role of the environment and natural resources sector in the country’s industrialisation, modernisation and sustainable development.

This year’s awards drew an enthusiastic response, with 505 submissions from 128 authors and groups of authors from 78 press agencies nationwide sent to the organising committee. State management on land and environmental protection were among the topics that received the most coverage by journalists.

The Press Awards on Natural Resources and Environment has been held since 2010.

The fourth edition of the awards focused on the major topics of detecting and reflecting shortcomings in the promulgation and implementation of policies and laws, negative acts, hot spots and violations of the legislation on natural resources and environment; strengthening administrative reforms on natural resources and the environment; and transforming the development model and proposing measures to stabilise people’s livelihoods in response to climate change.-VNA