Contributors to environmental protection in Ho Chi Minh City honoured

Wednesday, 2016-12-28 18:10:13
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Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Van Khoa presents awards to outstanding individuals and collectives. (Credit: VNA)
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NDO – Four individuals and 38 collectives who have made great contributions to environmental protection in 2016 were honoured at a ceremony held by the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Natural Resources and Environment on December 28.

The individual honourees were Nguyen Van Thai, Vice Principal of Pham Ngoc Thach Primary School; Pham Thi Thanh Nhan, teacher of Le Dinh Chinh Primary School in Phu Nhuan district; Le Thi Van Hung, head of the mobilisation committee in residential area No. 5 in Ward 14, District 6; and superior Buddhist monk Thich Hue Cong, abbot of Long Hoa pagoda in District 8.

In the collective category, notable models of environmental protection included a modern medical waste treatment system and the green campus of the April 30 Hospital in District 5; inclusion of environmental protection in the talks at the Quan Am Monastery in Phu Nhuan District; and inclusion of environmental protection in extracurricular sessions at Son Ca 10 Kindergarten and Ho Van Hue Primary School in Phu Nhuan District.

Addressing the awards ceremony, Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Van Khoa emphasised that the honourees would be bright examples in the cause of environmental protection, contributing to mobilising other people and units to join hands to clean the environment in the city.

The awards were presented for six fields, namely State management, education, training and communication on environmental protection; consultancy and inspection of the implementation of policies and laws on environmental protection; research and application of scientific and technological advances; prevention and reduction of bad impacts on environment; protection and rational use of natural resources and conservation of biodiversity and biosafety; and implementation of strategies for green growth strategy and coping with climate change.

Over the past years, the relevant agencies in Ho Chi Minh City have paid much attention to the field of natural resources and environment and gained initial results in environmental protection, climate change adaptation and improvement of the quality of living environment for residents.