The events, aimed at enhancing awareness of the need to protect the environment, forests and biodiversity, will include an exhibition on Vietnamese forests, a seminar on protection of submerged areas and biodiversity, artistic performances and the presentation of the Vietnam Environment Award, plus a ceremony to launch a national contest on composing songs about the environment, Tuyen added. Especially on June 5, the Ba Be (three lakes) area in Bac Kan province will receive a UNESCO certificate of inclusion in the List of Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar), becoming Vietnam’s third Ramsar site. On the occasion, the Party, Government, ministry and local officials will also take part in various activities to respond to World Environment Day. Scientists and businesses nationwide will propose and implement programmes and projects on environment protection, especially those relating to sustainable forest plantation and protection. Similar activities in response to environment have been held in the central provinces of Nghe An and Quang Nam.