The Municipal People’s Committee received Plan No. 1268/KH-BVHTTDL dated March 30, 2018 of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on implementing the program on safe swimming and child drowning prevention in 2018.
Accordingly, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism requests information work, communications activities, launching of movements on encouraging children to learn swimming and prevent drowning accidents, and especially organization of swimming classes for children. The General Department of Sports in cooperation with Central Committee of Ho Chi Minh Young Pioneer Organization, Ho Chi Minh Central Communist Youth Union, Department of Physical Training, Ministry of Education and Training and relevant units shall provide guidances to localities, focusing on following points:
- Requesting units and schools in 63 cities and provinces to open swimming classes for children; guiding the units and schools in localities the way to assess, evaluate and recognize the ones who complete the swimming classes successfully;
- Sending delegations to the cities and provinces in order to check, assess result of the swimming classes and children’s skills to prevent drowning, thus learning from the experiences, finding out effective methods of the localities for further application in the country.
According to the schedule, in July of 2018, the General Department of Sports will cooperate with Central Committee of Ho Chi Minh Young Pioneer Organization, Ho Chi Minh Central Communist Youth Union, Department of Physical Training, Ministry of Education and Training and relevant units to guide organization of swimming competitions for children in localities, national swimming contest for children themed “Green Race”, and national contest on swimming, diving and drowning rescue 2018.
In response to the document, the Municipal People’s Committee assigns Department of Culture and Sports in cooperation with Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, Department of Education and Training, Department of Information and Communications, Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of Ha Noi, Ha Noi Radio and Television, People’s Committees of districts and towns, city’s press agencies and relevant units to implement Plan No. 1268 / KH-BVHTTDL dated March 30, 2015 of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and guide the units and localities how to develop plan according to actual conditions to realize the program on safe swimming and prevention of child drowning in 2018.