The Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Ho Chi Minh City chapter strives to raise 35 billion VND (1.6 million USD) from the public to fund the “Vi bien dao que huong- Vi tuyen dau To Quoc” (for the homeland’s sea and islands – for the nation’s front) in 2015.

The fund will be used to organise communication activities, exchange programmes and aid soldiers and officials working in the Truong Sa archipelago and the DK 1 rig.

In 2014, over 86 billion VND (4.1 million USD) was raised through the fund.

HCM city presented five lifeboats to Truong Sa soldiers built a school in Song Tu Tay Island commune and granted vocational training scholarships for Truong Sa soldiers worth over 40 billion VND (1.9 million USD) in 2014.

Through its programmes, the city aims to increase the public awareness, particularly among the younger generations, of safeguarding the country’s seas and islands.-VNA