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Bike ride held for Environment Day

HCM CITY — More than 500 people on Saturday took part in a bicycle ride in HCM City’s District 7 as part of activities to mark the World Environment Day this week (June 5).

People take part in a bicycle ride in HCM City's District 7 on Saturday as part of activities to mark the World Environment Day on June 5.
People take part in a bicycle ride in HCM City’s District 7 on Saturday as part of activities to mark the World Environment Day on June 5.

The Bicycle Ride for a Green Environment event is organised by the Saigon Times Group and District 7 Sport Centre, and sponsored by the Consulate General of the US, HCM City’s American Center and Intel Viet Nam.

Participants were from all walks of life, including businesspeople, government employees, workers, diplomats and expatriates in HCM City.

Rena Bitter, consul general of the US in HCM City, who also joined the ride, said, “Climate change is a challenge shared by all people worldwide. One person cannot stop climate change, but together we can make a difference for the future.”

The bicycle ride began and ended at Phu My Hung Financial Centre at Tan Trao Street, which was five kilometres and went through Tan Trao, Nguyen Luong Bang, Tran Van Tra, Nguyen Duc Canh and Nguyen Van Linh streets.