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Donation for COVID-19 fight exceeds 845 billion VND: VFF

Organisations, businesses and individuals nationwide and those abroad have so far donated over 845 billion VND (over 36 million USD) for the COVID-19 relief efforts, channeled to the Vietnam Fatherland Font (VFF) Central Committee, according to VFF President Tran Thanh Man.

On April 14, the VFF received donations worth 300 million VND (12,804 USD) from the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs; 315 million VND (over 13,444 USD) from the Evangelical Church of Vietnam (North); 226 million VND (9,645 USD) from the Association of Tien Phong plastic businesses; and 200 million VND (8,536 USD) from Luckybest Vietnam JSC.

Ha Tay Traffic Management and Construction JSC and the Tran family in Vietnam handed over 100 million VND (4,262 USD) each to the front, while a family in Hanoi’s Dan Phuong district donated 10 tonnes of rice on the same day.

Talking to MoLISA Minister Dao Ngoc Dung, Man highly appreciated the coordination between the VFF Central Committee and the ministry in recent times, saying it has contributed to supporting the people across the country, especially social policy beneficiaries and poor households.

He also highlighted the importance of the 62,000-billion-VND (2.6 billion USD) support package of the Government for people amid difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The allocation of support must be made publicly and transparently, he stressed, adding that with its role, the VFF and its member organisations will join the supervision of the implementation, towards timely providing support to those who are really in need.