Over 1,000 people are expected to take part in a charity walk from Vinh City in the central province of Nghe An to Ho Chi Minh City.

Participants from all over the country will set off on July 2 on the 1,560km journey through 16 cities and provinces, before arriving in HCM City on August 12.

At each destination, walkers will take part in charitable activities, such as presenting gifts to victims of Agent Orange, financing scholarships for poor kids and instructing residents how to use computers and surf the internet.

A variety of environmental protection activities will also take place during their trip, including planting trees and picking up rubbish along the coast.

Well-known models and artists will act as ambassadors for the event, which is being held for the fourth time.

It aims to help the poor, protect the environment and connect people.

Le Thanh Nam, chairman of the organising committee, said: "This year, the event will continue to help poor kids, disabled people, orphans and Agent Orange victims."./.