The Central Committee of Vietnam War Veterans’ Association has donated 8.3 billion VND (390.000 USD) to Truong Sa fund.
The sum is expected to build a high-speed combat vessel and produce a ceramic-made Vietnam administrative map on big Truong Sa island.
Receiving the donation in Hanoi on December 18, Deputy Political Commissar of the Navy, Rear Admiral Nguyen Ngoc Tuong hailed it as a great encouragement for Truong Sa soldiers to overcome difficulties and fulfill tasks assigned by the Party, State and people.
Vietnam War Veterans’ Association has launched money-raising campaign among its 2.6 million members to donate to Truong Sa fund.
The campaign has offered war veterans a better understanding about the importance and role of seas and islands in national construction and defence.
The Vietnam Veterans Business Association also took the occasion to present 200 million VND (9,500 USD) to the fund.-VNA