|French organisation to help preserve Ha Long heritage sites|
French voluntary organisation Solidarites Jeunesses Viet Nam will begin a two-week campaign to preserve world heritage sites in Ha Long City next week.
Seven Vietnamese and one volunteer each from Canada, France, Germany and South Korea will clean up the beach, speak to local residents about the need to protect the environment, and consider measures to mitigate the adverse effects of economic and tourism development on the environment and people‚Äôs lives.
To be done in co-ordination with the Ha Long Bay Management Board, it is one of a dozen voluntary campaigns to preserve and popularise world heritage sites under the "World Heritage Volunteers: Patrimonito Rolls up the Sleeves" programme by UNESCO and Co-ordinating Committee for International Voluntary Service.
Solidaretes Jeunesses Viet Nam has undertaken environmental and social activities in Viet Nam since 2004.