Mr. Dang Duy Hau speaking at the meeting (Photo:

Accordingly, a gala to respond to the Week will be organized at Sun square in Bai Chay ward, Ha Long city, at 20h00-22h00 on May 31st, including an art program with the theme joining hands to preserve the blue of the sea; seminar about youth with sustainable development and protection of Vietnam’s sovereignty over the sea and islands; and launching a contest on composing songs about Vietnam’s sea and island environment.

The launching ceremony and activities to respond to the World Oceans Day 2018 will take place on June 1st in Cam Thuy ward, Cam Pha city. The program will be broadcast live and connected with launching ceremonies held on Truong Sa island, Quang Ninh, Quang Tri and Bac Lieu provinces.

At the meeting, related departments and localities reported their plans.

Speaking at the meeting, Mr. Dang Huy Hau said that the event aimed to raise awareness of the levels, sectors, localities and people about the position and importance of the sea and islands for the cause of nation's construction and protection. Therefore, the activities must be practical and attractive.

He also asked local press agencies to strengthen communications before, during and after the program./.