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HCM City (VNA) – Residents, soldiers and businesses in Ho Chi Minh City raised more than 40 billion VND (1.8 million USD) for the “For national sea, islands – For the country’s front line” fund at an artistic exchange on September 11 night.

The fund is to support people and soldiers in island and border districts across the country.

Nguyen Hoang Nang, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s HCM City chapter, said the fund demonstrates local people’s patriotism and resolve to contribute to safeguarding national sovereignty.

He called on people from all walks of life, social organisations and enterprises in the city, as well as overseas Vietnamese to continue contributing to the fund.

Over the years, people in HCM City have actively engaged in various movements for the country’s sea and islands, helping soldiers and people in island districts lead a stable life.-VNA