Source: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha said that the two awards are noble titles awarded by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to organisations, individuals, communities and journalists with excellent achievements in communication activities, helping raise public awareness on the environment and contributing to the cause of environmental protection and sustainable socio-economic development.
For the 2020 Vietnam Environment Awards, the ministry received 230 entries from 166 organisations, 63 individuals and a community in the fields of education, training, communication, consulting and supervising the implementation of policies and laws on environmental protection. The jury selected 34 winners to grant the 2020 Vietnam Environment Awards.
Meanwhile, the 5th Press Awards on Environment attracted nearly 500 works from 347 participating authors in four types of journalism, including printed newspapers, electronic newspapers, radio and television. The press works focused on environmental protection issues and climate change response in the country.
The organisers awarded four A prizes, 12 B prizes, 20 C prizes and two prizes to two press agencies with large number of participating works. Nhan Dan Newspaper won two prizes – one A Prize for “The problem of plastic waste” article in the printed newspaper category by the group of authors: Hoang Thuy Ha, Vuong Trung Tuyen, Quach Thu Hien, Nguyen Van Ninh, Phan Thi Thanh Quy, along with one C Prize for television category for the “Sa Pa and hydroelectricity issue” by the group of authors: Trung Hieu, Ngoc Tuan, Huyen Anh and Nguyen Thuy.