President of the VFF Central Committee Tran Thanh Man delivering a speech at the conference

The two-day event launched an action program of the VFF in promoting efforts in combating corruption and wastefulness for 2018-2020, which aims to promote the supervising role of the people in the work.

Participants agreed that this is a practical duty, contributing to building the pure and strong Party and administration.

They stressed the need to enhance coordination among the VFF’s member organizations, and between the front and the Party and State agencies in the work.

The conference also approved the VFF Central Committee’s action coordination program for 2018, which focuses on improving dissemination work and mobilization of people to strengthen the great national unity bloc; effective implementing patriotic emulation movements; promoting democracy and representing and protecting legitimate rights of the people; carrying out the supervising role and taking part in Party and administration building; expanding people-to-people diplomacy activities.

In his closing speech, President of the VFF Central Committee Tran Thanh Man highlighted remarkable achievements in 2017, contributing to the successful implementation of the country’s political tasks.

He asked VFF member organizations and chapters at all levels to swiftly implement the action coordination program, towards creating breakthroughs in the work.

In 2017, the VFF held 7,271 meetings with the ethnic groups with 346,677 taking part, 9,186 visits and meetings with religious followers with the attendance of 586,066 people and 1,186 gatherings to honor 26,990 outstanding and prestigious people at the grassroots level.

The “For the Poor” fund raised a total of VND 919.483 billion (USD 40.86 million) while individuals and businesses donated over VND 3 trillion to social welfare programs in localities. Up to 32,414 houses of gratitude were built and repaired, support was given to 155,423 poor households and health check-ups and treatment were offered to more than 2.7 million poor residents.

The VFF also launched 850 provincial-level inspections, 4,469 others at district level and 45,584 at communal level. It also sent staff to 22,450 inspections held by its chapters and State agencies in localities.

Source: VNA