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Journalists’ club for the protection of the rights of the child debuts

In Uncategorized on July 15, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Journalists’ club for the protection of the rights of the child debuts

QĐND – Thursday, July 15, 2010, 20:43 (GMT+7)

A journalists’ club for the protection of the rights of the child made its debut in Hanoi on July 15.

The club belongs to the Vietnam Association for Protection of the Rights of the Child (VAPRC) and operates under the regulations of the VAPRC, the Vietnam Journalists’ Association (VJA), and Vietnamese law.

Club members include students, journalists, and others connected with news media and communications, as well as members of VAPRC and VJA.

The VAPRC president, Tran Thi Thanh Thanh, says the club will help to promulgate, educate and encourage the public to get involved in child protection initiatives and identify unresolved social issues related to child protection. This is a new direction in the ongoing campaign to protect Vietnamese children.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Youngsters cycle for environmental protection

In Uncategorized on June 7, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Youngsters cycle for environmental protection

QĐND – Monday, June 07, 2010, 20:55 (GMT+7)

The young Vietnamese and Chinese people who are taking part in the Vietnam-China trans-national cycling trip to promote environmental protection will leave Hanoi on June 27 and are expected to arrive in Nanning, China, on July 12.

This is the first joint activity held by the Vietnam Association for Conservation of Nature and Environment (VACNE) and China Radio International (CRI) to mark the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two country’s and the Vietnam-China Year of Friendship.

The young Chinese people who are taking part in the 1,000km trip are studying at HanoiUniversity and the young Vietnamese people are members of VACNE’s Cycling for the Environment Club.

They are expected to meet with many other young people during their stop-overs in Hanoi and the northern provinces of Lang Son, Pengxiang and Nanning.

The event will also include an exhibition on the cultural heritages of both countries.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Army units join Environmental Protection Campaign

In Politics-Society on March 11, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Army units join Environmental Protection Campaign

QĐND – Thursday, March 11, 2010, 20:57 (GMT+7)

PANO – Members of the Youth Union organisations of military units on March 11th echoed the Environmental Protection Campaign, launched by Hanoi authorities.

Youths from the Military Cinema, the Military Library, the Military Publishing House, the People’s Army Newspaper, the Central Military Court, the Defence Insurance and the General Department of Politics together with local youngsters participated in tidying street activities in Hang Ma precinct, Hanoi.

Military and civilian young people swept streets and planted trees along streets and parks.

 According to the organisers, the campaign will last until  Dec. 22nd, 2010 and street tidying activities will take place in the afternoon every Thursday.

They also said that the campaign is one practical action of military youths to observe the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi.

Translated by Thu Nguyen – Phuong Linh

Source: QDND

Vietnam launches month of environmental protection

In Social life on March 3, 2010 at 3:38 am

Vietnam launches month of environmental protection

QĐND – Monday, March 01, 2010, 22:7 (GMT+7)

Nearly 4,000 young people gathered at the Thong Nhat Park in Hanoi on February 28 to begin the “Youth Month” that will have environmental protection as its major theme.

The event is being organized by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee, in coordination with the Hanoi Youth Union.

Speaking at the launching ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan applauded the committee for choosing environmental protection as a major theme and hoped young people nationwide would continue to record new achievements, contributing to making 2010 the nation’s Youth Year.

He said this would a signficiant contribution to the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi that is being celebrated this year.

On the occasion, the youth union committee presented gifts worth VND1 billion to soldiers living on Vietnam’s islands.

Nationally, the “Youth act for the environment” theme will be backed with the planting of one million trees of various kind, regreening 100 hectares of forests, implementing 79 projects to ensure a clean environment in areas surrounding Cau, Nhue, Dong Nai and other polluted rivers, organizing 10 job faris, and providing loans worth VND400 billion to young people to start their own businesses.

Responding to the program, the HCMC Youth Cultural House launched the  Youth Month 2010 on the same day with the participation of more than 2,000 youth.

This year’s Youth Month is divided into two stages. During the first stage, from February 28th to March 14th, young people will take part in including four green Sundays, the Earth Hour campaign, contests on environmental knowledge and other fun activities.

The second stage, from March 15th till the end of the month, will conclude with a number of significant functions including the “Light up Vietnam Youth’s dreams” program, the 2010 Ho Hao Hon award ceremony and career counseling for youth.

The city’s youth expect to implement 100 projects to protect the environment, introduce jobs to 5,000 young people, and build 70 friendship houses and other projects.

Right after the opening ceremony of the Youth Month, the municipal youth joined the forum “Youth act for the environment” and a parade of 300 bicycles to disseminate the message of environmental protection.

They also registered a Vietnam record for the biggest painting highlighting environmental protection created by children.

Over 2,000 youth in Can Tho City joined the program on the same day with plans to build 20 bridges in rural areas and present 1,000 computers to youth union units.

The An Giang Province Youth Union issued 30,000 leaflets calling upon the youth and other people to sign a message petition to protect the Mekong River that will be submitted to the governments of Laos, Thailand and Cambodia.

Thousands of youth from Da Nang, Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Ninh, Lam Dong and Kon Tum provinces have also launched the month with various activities designed to promote environmental awareness and protection.

Source: SGGP

Source: QDND

Binh Duong conducts large-scale check on environment protection

In Vietnam Environment on September 8, 2009 at 5:32 pm

An environment inspection team, lead by Luong Duy Thanh, deputy inspector of the Vietnam Environment Administration, worked with the Binh Duong Province People’s Committee Thursday to outline a large-scale check on local industrial zones and business compliance with environment regulations.

The inspection team will carry out checks on central wastewater treatment systems at 24 industrial zones operating in the province and then at businesses suspected of illegally dumping untreated wastewater into rivers.

Further checks will be carried out on the operation of water- source pollution treatment systems at Saigon and Dong Nai rivers to see whether or not that they are working effectively.

Recently, an increasing number of businesses have been caught seriously violating environment protection regulations in Binh Duong Province.

The province’s Peoples’ Committee has imposed administrative fines on six companies that had illegally dumped untreated wastewater into Thi Tinh River.

San Miguel Pure Foods Vietnam, located in Lai Hung Commune, Ben Cat District, was told to pay an administrative fine of VND1.3 billion and a further VND1.2 billion ($67,000) as environment protection fees due in previous years.

A local farmer’s bamboo garden is covered with a thick layer of smelly mud after the embankment at San Miguel Pure Foods Vietnam’s wastewater tank was breached (Photo: Tuoi Tre).

Twelve days after the embankment of the company’s wastewater tank was breached, fishermen living along Thi Tinh River said that the volume of fish in the river had decreased significantly due to water contamination.

The pollution has also caused damage to 1.8 hectares of rubber trees, killing 40,000 Tra fish and 4,000 frogs bred by dozens of families in Ben Cat.

Truc Dien, a swine breeding company, had to pay a fine of VND 33 million. The company discharged 250 cubic meters of untreated wastewater into Ben Van Stream, which flows into Thi Tinh River.

Truc Dien was also forced to suspend its operations.

Other companies found polluting the river include Dai Viet Company, which was fined VND53 million, Khai Hoan Co. Ltd. which received a fine of VND22 million and Hiep Thanh Co. VND 25 million.

MDF Vietnam, which produces wooden furniture, had its works suspended.

Related articles:
Environment polluter fined over VND100 million
Wastewater treatment facility found to be ‘inadequate’ 

Source: SGGP