Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Truong Quang Nghia posthumously transferred the title of Vietnamese Heroic Mother from President Tran Dai Quang to relatives of five mothers (Source: VNA)

Da Nang (VNA) - A ceremony was organised in the central city of Da Nang on July 26 to celebrate the 71st anniversary of the Vietnam War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27 ) and review the 5-year housing support programme for contributors to the country's revolution in the locality.

Phan Thi Thuy Linh, Director of the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, said over the past five years, the city has supported the repair and building of more than 7,400 houses for revolutionary contributors. The spending for the work topped 223 billion VND (9.57 million USD).

So far this year, the city has spent 79 billion VND (3.39 million USD) on building and repairing 2,471 houses, 152 more than the set plan.

During the reviewed period, the department has spent 59 billion USD (2.53 million USD) for taking care of and giving 93,000 health insurance cards to those who made contributions to the revolution.

At present, the city has over 21,000 beneficiaries receiving the regular allowance, with the total annual budget of over 340 billion (14.6 million USD).

As scheduled, the work will be continued in 2019 even in the absence of support from the central budget, towards ensuring stable provision of houses for the local revolutionary contributors.

At the ceremony, Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Truong Quang Nghia posthumously transferred the title of Vietnamese Heroic Mother from President Tran Dai Quang to relatives of five mothers.

Certificates of merit of Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee were also presented to 19 organisations and 26 individuals in recognition of their contributions to implementing the housing support programme.-VNA