More than 2 billion VND and 900 gift packages were raised for the Agent Orange/dioxin (AO) victims in Da Nang in a music programme held in the central coastal city on January 13.

The programme, entitled “Mua xuan cho em” (Spring for children), was jointly organised by the Da Nang Association for Agent Orange/dioxin Victim (DAVA), Da Nang Newspaper and Da Nang Television on the occasion of the upcoming Lunar New Year festival.

20 gift packages valued at 500,000 VND each were also presented for the victims during the event.

Currently, the DAVA has more than 1,700 members, including 50 foreigners.

In 2012, the association collected nearly 6 billion VND worth of cash, gifts and equipment for more than 5,000 victims in the city, including 200 children.

On the occasion, the Da Nang People’s Committee and the city-based Vietnam Fatherland Front presented certificates of merit to outstanding individuals and collectives who exerted efforts to help AO victims.-VNA