The Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper Group has so far handed over 30 of the 50 houses to residents from the central province of Nghe An through its program ‘Nghia Tinh Truong Son’ (Sentimental attachment for Truong Son Road).
A Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper’s representative (in black) gives blankets and medical equipment to Hung Nhan Commune health clinic from Nghe An Province (Photo: SGGP)
On Monday, a newspaper representative gave two houses to veterans from the Tan Ky District.
The 50 houses have been built with the finance from the Vietnam Foreign Trade Bank for families of war veterans, former young volunteers and poor people in the province.
On behalf of the house receivers, Colonel Nguyen Đinh Minh who is deputy chairperson of Nghe An Province War Veterans Association, sent a grateful message to the newspaper management and the bank saying the program is a meaningful activity for the coming Tet holiday.
The same day, the newspaper program’s management board gave medical equipment worth VND80 million (US$4,000) to the Hung Nhan Commune health clinic from the Hung Nguyen District.
The commune, located near the Lam River bank, was one of the worst hit areas by recent flooding.
In related news, Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage Corporation on Monday said that it would finance the SGGP newspaper’s Nghia Tinh Truong Son program VND5 billion (US$256,000). The money will be spent on charitable activities during 2011.
Representatives from industrial zones and export processing zones in Ho Chi Minh City together with leaders of the city Labor Federation presented Tet gifts to 1,500 workers, who will not have the opportunity to return to their homes for Tet.
The program’s total expenditure is VND450 million (US$23,000). Tan Binh District leaders on Monday also visited and presented 39 centenarians with gifts for the Tet holiday.