HCM City aims to raise USD 5.9 million during month for the poor
The Vietnam Fatherland Front in Ho Chi Minh City on October 8 launched the month for the poor that will last from October 17 to November 18. Photo: VNA
The Vietnam Fatherland Front in Ho Chi Minh City on October 8 launched the month for the poor that will last from October 17 to November 18.
The campaign targets poor and near-poor households, and those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, contributing to completing the Government’s target of containing the epidemic and spurring socio-economic development.
According to To Thi Bich Chau, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front in HCM City, over the past two decades, more than VND 2.32 trillion (USD 100 million) has been mobilised for the poor, helping to build over 30,200 houses and repair 7,325 others.
The city has also presented 500,000 scholarships to local students, and millions of gift packages to social policy beneficiaries, poor and near-poor households, and those in difficult circumstances.
These results have contributed to implementing the national target programmes on sustainable poverty reduction and new-style rural area building, she said.
In the month, the city expects to raise nearly VND 137 billion (USD 5.9 million) in support of the poor, especially during the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.
On October 6, the People’s Committee of Hanoi also launched the Month for the Poor and Social Welfare in 2020 at a ceremony held at the Hanoi Opera.
This year’s program "The whole country joins hands for the poor" will open on October 17.
All resources mobilized by the program will go to poor households, poor communities in border areas, and provinces damaged by natural disasters last year and this year. The program encourages poor households and poor communities who make an effort to escape poverty.
Under the Party leadership and with the support of the whole of society, the depth of generosity in assisting the poor is revealing the cultural beauty of each person, each family, and each unit. It has been deployed continuously not only during the Month for the Poor but also in normal daily activities.
The Party and State has always given high priority to poverty reduction. Under the joint efforts from relevant authorities, agencies, and localities, the care for needy people has been strengthened and contributed to greatly by the promotion of social security.
Poverty reduction programmes focusing on sustainable poverty alleviation have been constantly implemented and achieved practical results, helping poor families escape poverty and increase their living standards, especially those in remote areas, as well as strengthen confidence in the Party and State policies and guidelines.