“Young ambassador” project launched hinh anh 1At the launch ceremony (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - A project to train 50 students at higher education institutions nationwide to become environmental ambassadors was launched at a ceremony at the Hanoi National University (HNU) on November 6.

Jointly organised by the Sunwah foundation of the Sunwah Group from Hong Kong (China) and HNU, the five-day programme aims to encourage young people to actively take part in environmental protection efforts and raising public awareness.

Addressing the ceremony, President of the Sunwah Group and its foundation Jonathan KS Choi said he hopes the project can be expanded to organisations of Vietnamese students nationwide.

He affirmed the foundation’s commitment to maintaining its support for projects relating to the environment in Vietnam in the time to come.

Deputy Director of HNU Pham Bao Son expressed his confidence in the project’s success, and hope that Sunwah will conduct similar programmes around Vietnam.

An international workshop on green growth and sustainable development was held after the launch, attended by experts from Kyushu University in Japan, Alberta University in Canada, the University of Michigan in the US, and HNU.

Participants focused discussions on contemporary issues relating to the environment in Vietnam, including sustainable construction, the role played by national parks, and technologies cutting CO2 emissions./.