The representative of the military command handed over VND 80 million each to families of Mr. Huynh Van Bay in Kien Phuoc commune and Mr. Doan Van Muoi in Long Thoi commune.

The fund for the construction of the houses were donated by businesses and benefactors in District 5 of Ho Chi Minh City.

The Ho Chi Minh City Military Command organizes a similar event to hand over fund to assist the construction of seven houses for locals in Can Gio district. (Photo:

* The same day, the Coast Guard Region 2 Command, in collaboration with the Binh Dinh provincial Party Committee’s Mass Mobilization Commission and the People’s Committee of Phu Cat district, kicked off the “Coast Guards stand by fishermen” program in the district.

Doctors of Coast Guard Region 2 deliver free medicine to a local.

During the event, the mission organized activities to disseminate sea and islands-related information and illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing prevention regulations to troops and islanders. Delegates also provided free health check-ups to locals and organized the “I love national sea and islands” contest for students of Cat Khanh, Cat Minh, and Cat Thanh Secondary Schools.

On the occasion, the Coast Guard Region 2 Command presented 100 gifts, worth VND 1 million each, to policy households and needy fishermen, handed over 30 bicycles and 60 scholarships to needy students with good academic results from the three schools, gave 2,000 national flags to fishermen, and provided free health examination for 100 fishermen.

The organizers present bicycles to needy students.

Reportedly, this is the fifth time that the “Coast Guards stand by fishermen” program has been organized in Binh Dinh province. The program aims to enhance fishermen’s legal knowledge and encourage them to keep fishing at sea, contributing to economic development and other forces’ efforts in safeguarding national sovereignty over sea and islands.

Translated by Tran Hoai