Artists at the charity musical night "Chay Di Song Oi" (Source: phapluatplus.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) - A charity musical night titled Chay Di Song Oi (River Please Flow) raised over 1.7 billion VND (80,000 USD).

The event took place at the Vietnam National Academy of Music on May 29.

Jointly organised by two renowned Vietnamese singers, Tung Duong and Thanh Lam, and the organisation Nha Chong Lu (Flood-proof Houses), the event raised money for disadvantaged people in southwestern Viet Nam who battle floods every year.

The money was raised by selling 800 tickets and auctioning four paintings donated by four renowned Vietnamese artists.

Named after a song composed by songwriter Pho Duc Phuong, Chay Di Song Oi also celebrated the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the academy.

Nha Chong Lu’s initial aim was to construct new houses for people in the Mekong Delta to deal with the dangers resulting from unpredictable rain and floods.-VNA