South African Honorary Consul Do Thi Kim Lien donated VND 700 million to build 10 gratitude houses for soldiers from families who receive preferential treatment from the government and members of the Vietnam People’s Navy.

Vice President Dang Ngoc Thinh (first from left) handing over the Prime Minister's certificates of merits to outstanding individuals at the event. (Photo:

The program was organized by Vu A Dinh Scholarship Foundation, the Club for Beloved Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly), the Ho Chi Minh City Television and the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union. Former Vice President Truong My Hoa is the Chairwoman of the foundation and the club.

Speaking at the ceremony, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh praised the program, saying that over the past three years the Club for Beloved Hoang Sa and Truong Sa had attracted more than 80 organizations and more than 3,000 individuals, collecting tens of billions of dong.

Together with the Vu A Dinh Scholarship Foundation, the club has carried out many meaningful activities to support fishermen and soldiers on the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagoes, including donation of charity houses and scholarships and health care support for children of soldiers.

Source: VNA