Ho Chi Minh City: Hundreds cycle to respond to Earth Hour

Saturday, 2021-03-27 16:41:42
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Volunteers cycling on Pham Ngoc Thach Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO – More than 300 volunteers, youth union members and people in Ho Chi Minh City took part in a cycling parade held by the city’s Youth Union on March 27 in response to the 2021 Earth Hour campaign.

Departing from the Youth Cultural House in District 1, participants rode their bicycles with banners, flags and T-shirts printed with propaganda slogans for the Earth Hour campaign. They travelled across the city along three routes to mobilise the people to use electricity economically and encourage the use of clean and renewable energy.

In addition, volunteers were engaged in challenge games on environmental protection at famous destinations in the city, such as Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens, the President Ho Chi Minh Statue, Thi Nghe Bridge, the Ho Chi Minh City Post Office, the Nha Rong Wharf, and the Municipal Theatre (Saigon Opera House).

Together with activities in Ho Chi Minh City, the Earth Hour campaign has also received strong support from neighbouring localities and a large number of online volunteers who have helped spread the programme to 63 cities and provinces nationwide and connect it with nearly 200 countries around the world.

All aforementioned activities aim to look towards the major event “Celebrating 10 years of Vietnam’s Earth Hour - Joining hands in turning off lights globally”, scheduled tonight (March 27) at the Youth Cultural House, AEON Mall Binh Tan, and Hoan Cau Hotel. The programme is expected to attract the participation of more than 2,000 youths and local people from across the city.