Over VND 34 billion raised for national sea and island fund

Thursday, 2020-12-03 12:14:17
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NDO – Over VND 34 billion (over US$ 1.4 million) was raised for the “For national seas and islands – For the fatherland frontline” fund at an art exchange programme co-organised by the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Committee in Ho Chi Minh City and the municipal television station HTV on December 2.

All the donations will be used to carry out specific tasks and projects in 2021, such as communications to raise public awareness on the national sea and island sovereignty, and support for soldiers and officers who are on their duty in, as well as the people living in, border and island areas, among others.

In her opening remarks, Chairwoman of the VFF Committee in Ho Chi Minh City To Thi Bich Chau highlighted the significance of the programme, expressing her thanks to organisations, individuals, enterprises, Vietnamese expats and donors for their assistance to the fund over the last eight years.

In 2021, the fund will provide medical equipment to a health station on Nam Yet Island, help repair Song Tu Tay primary School on Song Tu Tay Island, maintain and repair the base of the DK1/10 platform in Navy Region 2, build a cultural house on Thuyen Chai A Island, and carry out a project on fresh water supply in border areas.

The Ho Chi Minh City fund alone has raised over VND 41 billion so far this year, which has been spent on a series of activities, including helping officers, soldiers and people in border and island areas.

Outstanding individuals with significant contributions to the fund and those who have made great effort to support sea and island areas were honoured on the occasion.

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