Australia will assist Vietnam in cleaning up the Ta Cu Nature Reserve in the central province of Binh Thuan as part of a global environmental campaign, the Australian Consulate-General said in a statement Thursday.
Hundreds of students and locals are expected to take part in the activities at the reserve this Sunday as part of this year's "Clean Up the World" campaign, an initiative supported by the Australian government, the statement said.
The campaign kicked off last weekend in Ho Chi Minh City's District 3, where hundreds of residents participated in a clean-up in the area.
Vietnam has been a great supporter of the global program since 1994, said Deputy Australian Consul-General Ross Hetherington.
"The growth of the program over the past 16 years, and the attendance at last weekend's clean-up events in Ho Chi Minh City, is a testament to the commitment of the Vietnamese people to their environment and their country," Hetherington said.
The Ta Cu Nature Reservation covers a total area of 11,866 hectares and is home to around 1,000 plants and 178 species of animals.