On 23 September, 2015 MCD in cooperation with the Quang Ninh Youth Union and the Ha Long Bay Management Board held the launching ceremony of the campaign “Community Coastal Cleanup and Ha Long Association for Environmental Education and Protection” in Ha Long city. Over 3.000 people participated in the Coastal Cleanup activity, including young people, community members and government representatives. A painting contest on environmental issues and other community outreach activities were organized across Quang Ninh province and Cua Van area.
Participants also witnessed the official endorsement of the Ha Long Association for Environmental Education and Protection – a CSO working on environmental education and cooperation that focuses on communication activities and monitoring environmental issues in Ha Long Bay.
All aforementioned activities have been organized within the scope of the Ha Long-Cat Ba Alliance and seek to raise awareness of youth and relevant stakeholders in Quang Ninh province and promote a change of behaviours towards coastal ecosystem protection and other environmental issues.