National flags and medicines presented to 10 typical fishermen in Nghe An province

World Environment Day 2023 was launched by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) with the theme “Solutions to plastic pollution,” with the focus on a campaign themed “Fight against plastic pollution.”

Meanwhile, this year’s theme of the World Ocean Day 2023 is Planet Ocean: Tides are changing.

Accordingly, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) launched the Vietnam sea and islands week in 2023, from June 1 to 8, with theme “Sustainable exploitation and use of natural resources, and protection of sea and islands environment.”

Addressing the launching ceremony, MONRE Minister Dang Quoc Khanh called on ministries, departments, local authorities, organizations, individuals and businesses to take practical measures to solve the problem of plastic waste pollution, contributing to protecting the environment, sea and ocean while sustainably exploiting and using marine and island resources.

Delegates plant a tree in Nghi Thuy fishing village.

UNDP Resident Representative in Vietnam Ramla Khalidi affirmed that a clean ocean and environment will boost green economic recovery, adding that Vietnam should soon issue maritime spatial planning, which is necessary for the country to exploit the huge potential of offshore wind power.

During the event, Minister Khanh presented gifts to needy people in Nghe An province, and planted trees in Nghi Thuy fishing village, Cua Lo town, Nghe An province. Meanwhile, Nguoi Lao Dong (The Laborer) Newspaper handed over 10,000 national flags to fishermen in Nghe An and Ha Tinh provinces, while the organizing board offered medicines and national flags to ten typical fishermen in Nghe An province.

Translated by Song Anh