Environment
HCM City anti-litter campaign targets floods
  • By Quoc Anh | dtinews.vn | October 22, 2018 04:27 PM

HCM City Party Secretary Nguyen Thien Nhan has called on people not to litter roads and canals to aid in flooding reduction.

Nhan made the call at the ceremony to launch the anti-pollution and flooding campaign on the morning of October 21. 

  

The ceremony to launch the anti-pollution and flooding campaign on October 21


The campaign will be conducted until October 2020 then after that, the city will review results and carry out further solutions.

According to Vietnam Fatherland Front’s HCM City branch head To Thi Bich Chau, municipal authorities need to have strict sanctions for violators, including enterprises.

Nhan said that the campaign which lasts for two years is aimed to raise people’s awareness about the environmental protection. They are called on not to throw rubbish into public places, drains and canals.  

   

Municipal officials cleaned a local canal in Tan Binh District

After the launch ceremony, Nhan and some municipal officials cleaned a local canal in Tan Binh District. Many local households were also given dustbins.

Nguyen Thi Thanh My, deputy director of the city’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment, said that the city sees around 8,900 tonnes of rubbish per day. 

HCM City’s authorities have issued fines worth VND1.3 billion (USD59,000) for 450 rubbish violations.

Cleaning the area by the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Canal

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