Charitable concert raised VND35.7 billion for the poor

A concert aiming to raise a fund of VND 35.7  billion (US$1.5 milllion) for the poor was held at the Ho Chi Minh City Television’s Theater on November 25.

Attending the event were Deputy Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh city Party Committee Vo Thi Dung, Deputy Chairwoman of the city People's Committee Nguyen Thi Thu, Head of the HCMC Party Committee's Public Relations Nguyen Thi Le.

The art performance featuring the participation of many well-known artists was broadcast live on HTV9 channel. It was jointly held by the Vietnamese Fatherland front Committee of Ho Chi Minh City and Ho Chi Minh City Television.

The organization board called on sponsors to donate to the “Fund for the poor”, aiming at supporting disadvantaged people. The event is part of the Vietnamese government’s national target program on sustainable poverty reduction from now until 2020.

All donations have been sent to the Vietnamese Fatherland front Committee of Ho Chi Minh City at No.57 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street in District 1, account number 1000000123456789 in the Social Policy Bank's HCM City branch.

By Hoai Nam – Translated by Kim Khanh

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