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Ho Chi Minh City: Building a green, clean, environmentally friendly city

August 24, 2023

On the afternoon of August 23, in Ho Chi Minh City, a symposium on solutions to promote the implementation of the Campaign "People of Ho Chi Minh City do not litter on roads and canals, because the city is clean and reduces flooding" took place during the period. period 2023 - 2025.

The program is organized by the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Ho Chi Minh City in coordination with the Department of Natural Resources and Environment and the City's Union of Science and Technology Associations.

Attending the Conference were Mr. Vo Van Thien, Head of the Southern Working Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee; Ms. Tran Kim Yen - Member of the Standing Committee of the City Party Committee, Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of the City; Ms. Nguyen Thi Bach Mai, City Party Committee member, Standing Deputy Head of the City Party Committee's Mass Mobilization Committee; Mr. Le Xuan Vien, Deputy Head of the Urban Committee of the City People's Council; Miss Environment Nguyen Thanh Ha, United Nations Goodwill Ambassador along with scientists, speakers...

Overview of the Conference

The conference discussed and proposed solutions such as: Communication, use of information media, social networks for each specific audience: Children, teenagers, pupils, students, members, Union members, people, agencies, units, businesses, religious establishments; Applying technology in collecting, managing, classifying and treating household solid waste.

Especially the problem of plastic waste; Use biotechnology to recycle and reuse organic waste and produce compost; applying information technology in solid waste management and handling administrative violations in the field of environmental protection; Using world-class advanced technology in solid waste management, collection and treatment; Urban planning, appropriate arrangement of solid waste transfer points, reasonable arrangement of public trash bins on densely populated roads and streets; setting an example, creating an effect of attracting volunteers and people to participate in environmental sanitation and promoting the self-management role of people, implementing community-based models of participation in environmental protection...

According to Venerable Thich Nhuan Hanh, Deputy Chief of the Office of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Ho Chi Minh City, in recent times, religious organizations have actively participated in action programs to protect the environment and respond to climate change. climate change through many specific activities of each religion; Mobilize dignitaries and believers to commit to participating in environmental protection, planting trees, and not using materials and means to create toxic products.

Venerable Thich Nhuan Hanh, Deputy Chief of the Office of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Ho Chi Minh City, shared at the Conference

According to Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Phuoc, Chairman of the City Union of Science and Technology Associations, from 2021 up to now, the City has reviewed and recorded 568 pollution points arising from waste backlogs, cleared 505 points, reaching rate of 98%, of which 198 points were converted into community living areas (parks, flower gardens, sports playgrounds...).

Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Phuoc, Chairman of the City Union of Science and Technology Associations, spoke at the Conference

Speaking at the conclusion of the Conference, Member of the Standing Committee of the City Party Committee, Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of the City Tran Kim Yen affirmed: "This campaign is very good and meaningful. The wishes of the agencies and units. That is, keeping the city clean and green is not only the responsibility of the State management agency but must mobilize all people, businesses, organizations... to participate. It is these joint actions that contribute to making The campaign brings more practical results."

Ms. Yen also requested party committees, authorities, Fatherland Front at all levels, and socio-political organizations to pay attention to research and implementation of a number of contents such as: Promoting and regularly maintaining dialogue and propaganda work. and mobilize people, workers, organizations and businesses to participate in environmental protection at localities, agencies and units in many rich and diverse forms. Organize propaganda and campaigns to all people, households, small businesses at local markets, and waste generators to reduce the use of single-use plastic products and non-biodegradable plastic bags, and increase the use of raw materials. Recycled materials and products, environmentally friendly, encourage packaging and bags multiple times.

The Organizing Committee of the program took souvenir photos with Miss World Environment 2023 Nguyen Thanh Ha

Today's discussion, in addition to scientific research and application in terms of State management, we also see IT applications by businesses to help the grassroots area, that is, the People's Committee of the town and town. Through this, we can manage the waste problem in the area, helping to quickly handle newly arising waste spots. From there, it makes the area cleaner and also contributes to making a part of the people afraid every time they leave trash on the very clean road" - Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of the City shared.

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