HCM City funds construction of medical station in Truong Sa archipelago hinh anh 1A corner of Nam Yet island in Truong Sa archipelago (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) - The Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Ho Chi Minh City on April 29 handed over 30 billion VND (1.27 million USD) in donations from local people and soldiers to help build a medical station on Nam Yet Island in Truong Sa archipelago.

Vice Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee Vo Thi Dung and President of the municipal Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee To Thi Bich Chau handed over the token of the funding to Rear Admiral Luong Viet Hung, Deputy Commander of the Vietnam People’s Navy.

Hung expressed his gratitude for the great support from HCM City authorities and people to the Truong Sa archipelago in recent years.

On behalf of the Vietnam People’s Navy, he committed to using the funding to quickly open the medical station.

HCM City will continue to step up campaigns to encourage local people to contribute more to the “For homeland's sea and islands” fund./.