Over 9.1 billion VND to support HCM City farmers during Tet hinh anh 1At the event (Photo: sggp.org.vn)
HCM City (VNA) – More than 9.1 billion VND (395,000 USD) was raised at an annual music show that was televised in Ho Chi Minh City on December 16.

Initiated by the municipal Farmers’ Association and the Ho Chi Minh City Television since 2008, the event aimed to call on businesses and philanthropists to support poor farmers during the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

Chairwoman of the municipal Farmers’ Association Nguyen Thanh Xuan said over the past 13 years, the event has received warm response from units and philanthropists to help farmers stabilise their lives and escape poverty.

This year’s event looks to offer social welfare to 3,000 poor and near-poor farmers with 200 production tools, 2,000 New Year gifts, 1,520 scholarships, 200 saving books and five houses, costing an estimated 11.75 billion VND, she said.

Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Vo Van Hoan also highlighted the significance of local businesses and philanthropists’ donations at a time when the entire society is struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic.

He wished that they would continue partnering with the municipal Farmers’ Association to support them in economic development and sustainable poverty reduction./.