Than Thi Thu, Head of the Ho Chi Minh city Party Committee Commission on Popularization and Education, presents certificates of merit to outstanding collectives and individuals. (Photo: SGGP)
On January 7th, the Ho Chi Minh city Fatherland Front honoured collectives and individuals who made outstanding contributions.

According to To Thi Bich Chau, President of the city Fatherland Front, nearly VND30 billion of the total assistance was raised to support the fund for sea and islands, while the rest was mobilized for the poor.

Notably, the fund helped to build five safe water supply constructions worth VND500 million each across the border provinces of Binh Phuoc, Tay Ninh, Long An, Dong Thap and Ca Mau; safe water supply constructions on Spratly Islands, the DK1 frame-house and southwestern islands; and houses for the soldiers.

VND258 million was spent giving presents to cadres, soldiers and people on Kien Giang province’s Phu Quoc island, while nearly VND19 billion was used to buy presents to cadres, soldiers and people on Spratly islands and DK1 frame-house. Additionally, a 16-seat car was bought to present to the fisheries surveillance forces.

Information during the meeting indicated that nearly VND156 billion of the over VND193 billion mobilized to the fund for the poor in 2017 was spent caring for beneficiaries’ and poor families.

“This is a great material and spiritual resource for encouraging cadres, soldiers and people in border and island areas,” said Ms Chau, adding that the resource also helped poor families boost domestic economic development, thus improving their living conditions./.

Compiled by BTA