The press conference to give information about the music show (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Committee in Ho Chi Minh City (VFF HCM City) will hold a music show with Ho Chi Minh City Television (HTV) on August 2 to raise funds for the National Seas and Islands Foundation.

It will be broadcast live at 7:30pm on channel HTV1, then at 8:30pm on HTV9 channel the same day.

Performances praising the seas, islands, and nationwide patriotism will be staged by artists who recently visited the Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago and other islands to the southwest of the mainland. In particular, an exchange with naval soldiers who defend national sea and island sovereignty will also be held.

Funding raised at the event will be used to support naval soldiers, border and coast guards, fishery surveillance staff, fishermen, and people living in border areas and islands.

Trieu Le Khanh, Vice Chairwoman of the hosting VFF HCM City, said the foundation has set the target of raising 35 billion VND to care for officers, soldiers and people living in border areas and islands; build fresh water supply stations in seven provinces, a multifunctional cultural house on Da Nam island in the island district of Truong Sa, and 60 houses for poor soldiers and people in border areas of northern mountainous provinces.

Last year, the foundation raised more than 30 billion VND (1.32 million USD) which was spent on building a training room for Submarine Brigade 189; water reservoirs and farming gardens on Phu Quoc, Tho Chu and Hon Doc islands; fresh water supply facilities in five provinces; and a solar power station for Dac O border guard station in Bu Gia Map district, the southern province of Binh Phuoc. –VNA