In the afternoon of September 26, the Vietnam Environment Awards 2019 had its first meeting at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. Prof. Dr. Dang Huu, former Member of the Central Party Committee, former Minister of Science and Technology; Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha chaired the meeting.

Prof. Dr. Dang Huu, former Member of the Central Party Committee, former Minister of Science and Technology and Minister Tran Hong Ha chaired the meeting

The award consideration meeting was attended by Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Vo Tuan Nhan; Permanent Vice Chairman of Vietnam Journalists Association Ho Quang Loi; General Director of Government Information Portal of Vi Quang Dao; Editor-in-Chief of the Communist Party Electronic Newspaper Tran Doan Tien; Chief Editor of Labor Newspaper Nguyen Ngoc Hien; Prof.Dr.Sc. Dang Huy Huynh; TS Nguyen Ngoc Sinh, President of Vietnam Association for Nature and Environment Protection; Prof. Dr. KH.NGND. Pham Ngoc Dang; Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh Ha, Deputy Director of Department of Natural Sciences and Humanities, Ministry of Science and Technology and members of the council.

The Vietnam Environment Award is the only official award of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to organizations, individuals and communities with outstanding achievements in the cause of environmental protection. The award is considered to be given every 2 years to encourage and encourage the environmental protection movement to contribute to sustainable socio-economic development, and at the same time to propagate and introduce advanced examples of protection. environmental protection, spreading patriotic emulation movement in the field of environmental protection.

Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha delivered a speech

Speaking at the meeting, Minister Tran Hong Ha said that this is the official national award for environment, has been expanded in the field, the object of award … Summarizing 5 awards in 10 years Recently, it shows that the Award is increasingly concerned and appreciated by society and people of all strata.

After such a long period of development, in addition to discussing criteria, considering and evaluating 06 existing fields to choose the right organization and individuals worthy of awards, the Council also needs to calculate. to take the Environmental Prize to the next level, meeting the society’s increasing demands for environmental protection. “Through the Environment Award, the propaganda, introduction and dissemination of advanced examples will be enhanced by organizations, individuals and communities winning the Awards to encourage and encourage the entire people movement to participate. protect the environment in the period of accelerating industrialization – modernization of the country. ”- Minister Tran Hong Ha said.

Permanent Vice President of Vietnam Journalists Association Ho Quang Loi spoke

Report on the process of implementing the consideration of awarding Vietnam Environment Award 2019, Mr. Nguyen Viet Dung – Director of Media Center of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment reported: after 5 review periods for awards, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has received more than 1,000 applications and has honored and awarded to 220 organizations, individuals and communities with outstanding, regular and continuous achievements in the cause of environmental protection. .

2019 is the second year to consider awarding the Vietnam Environment Award under the Circular No. 62/2015 / TT-BTNMT of the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment stipulating the Vietnam Environment Award. The Circular applies to 03 groups of organizations, individuals and the community, with 06 areas to consider and award prizes, including: State management of environmental protection; Education, training, communication; consulting, consulting, criticizing and supervising the implementation of environmental protection policies and laws; Researching and applying scientific and technological advances in the field of environmental protection; Preventing, minimizing negative impacts on the environment, troubleshooting, remedying pollution, restoring and improving the environment; Protection and rational use of natural resources, biodiversity conservation and biosafety; Implementing green growth strategy, responding to climate change.

Mr. Nguyen Viet Dung said that this year’s gifting test continues to be the successor of the previous gift-giving reviews, which is convenient, appropriate, easy but closely followed. , full, convenient for the Judging Council.

At the meeting, members of the Council discussed together to renovate the organization, implementation and propaganda of the Award; collecting, classifying records, organizing grading and awarding to ensure strict, accurate, objective, scientific and effective.