Fund from auction of Vietnam U23 team’s gifts used for building houses for poor

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc ordered leaders of 20 disadvantaged districts to equally and clearly use a fund collected from the charity auction of the national U23 team’s ball and shirts.

Prime Minister Phuc (L) presents a gift to a leader of poor district (photo: SGGP)

Prime Minister Phuc (L) presents a gift to a leader of poor district (photo: SGGP)

The PM was quoted as saying at a gift giving ceremony in Hanoi held by the Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and the Ministry of Information and Communications last Saturday to present gifts and cash collected from the charity auction of footballers’ ball and shirts.
Coach Park Hang-seo, players and the coaching staff of the Vietnam's national U23 team were present at the ceremony.
The fund is expected to be used for building 500 houses for those who were serving in the nation’s revolution and needy people.
The Prime Minister lauded the ministries and related agencies to host the meaningful event. He appreciated organizations and individuals nationwide join in the auction, congratulating FLC Group to successfully hold the auction.
He aid that the sum of VND20 billion ($878,579 ) collected from the auction can finance building 500 houses for the disadvantaged people. It is a valuable gift for poor people.
Additionally, he also ordered the ministries to encourage social contributions for charity activities to take care of disadvantaged people. On the occasion, he also wished the Vietnam’s team to make advance in deserving fan’s expectation.
The auction started from February 6 to 11. FLC group proposed VND12 billion and later raised to VND20 billion to buy the two things in the auction.

By VAN PHUC – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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