Vietnam’s culture, tourism sector takes actions to protect environment

Saturday, 03/06/2023 09:30
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has selected the northern province of Ninh Binh, home to the UNESCO-recognised Trang An Landscape Complex, to organise a training course on environmental protection in the field of culture, sports and tourism.
A tourist site in Ninh Binh province. (Photo: VNA) 

The course responds to World Environment Day 2023 (June 5) themed Solutions to Plastic Pollution, with a focus on solutions to plastic pollution under the campaign #BeatPlasticPollution.

During the course, scheduled to take place from June 28-30, will equip those concerned with knowledge about environmental protection, and raise their awareness of the matter.

Apart from the Trang An Landscape Complex, Ninh Binh, around 90 kilometres south of Hanoi, was also home to the ancient capital of Hoa Lu during the reign of the Dinh Dynasty (968-980), along with other historical and cultural sites.

A campaign in response to World Environment Day in Ninh Binh. (Photo: VNA)

In 2019 before the COVID-19 broke out, the province welcomed 7.5 million visitors, of whom 1 million were foreigners. It expects to serve 3.5 million holidaymakers this year.

Like other tourist localities, Ninh Binh is facing environmental issues, including water pollution and plastic waste, which are due to tourism boom and the lack of synchronous planning.

Given this, protecting the environment and raising public awareness of the issue will contribute to the sustainable development of the culture, sports and tourism sector.

On June 5, the ministry will also organise a special art programme on the theme, along with a photo exhibition and film screening, thus calling for practical activities to protect the environment and biodiversity./.

CPV (Source: VNA)