Former President Trương Tấn Sang and leaders of Hà Giang Province donate to the fund for the poor. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Tâm
HÀ GIANG — A ceremony to launch a fund to build houses for impoverished war veterans and families who devoted themselves to the resistance wars was held on Saturday in the northern mountainous province of Hà Giang.
More than 100 enterprises took part in the ceremony.
Nguyễn Văn Sơn, chairman of the Hà Giang People’s Committee, said the province was one of the poorest in Việt Nam with 10,100 poor households.
The province is looking to build more than 3,000 houses for needy people by the end of 2021 with donations from the community. Each house will cost VNĐ60 million (US$2,600).
Provincial leaders and enterprises from different provinces and cities donated around VNĐ65 billion ($2.8 million) to the fund. — VNS