City plans to raise more money for Truong Sa fund

Saturday, 2013-06-29 20:04:25
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Soldiers on Truong Sa archipelago
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The Ho Chi Minh City chapter of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) plans this year to raise at least VND25 billion (US$1.2 million) this for campaigns to promote the nation’s seas and islands and care for the officers and soldiers stationed there.

The chapter announced this target on June 28 at a conference in Ho Chi Minh City to review 2012 fundraising ‘For the Beloved Truong Sa Archipelago – the Front Line of Vietnam’ campaign and discuss the programme for 2013.

To reach the targeted goal, the Ho Chi Minh City chapter will co-ordinate with the media to disseminate more information about Vietnam’s seas and islands, in addition to visiting and presenting gifts to the children of officers and soldiers defending the nation’s sovereignty over the archipelago.

It will also organise programmes to mobilise material resources to send to Truong Sa and honour organisations and individuals who have donated to the fund.

The city-launched campaign has received support from people in all walks of life. Last year, the fund raised VND16 billion from agencies, collectives and individuals in the city.

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