Hanoi provides US$1.65 million to build multi-functional cultural house in Spratly Islands (08:59 03/07/2020)

HNP - On behalf of Hanoi’s people and authorities, Chairwoman of Vietnam’s Fatherland Front - Hanoi Nguyen Lan Huong handed over VND38 billion (US$1.65 million) for representative of Vietnam People’s Navy to build a multi-functional-cultural house in Spratly Islands on July 2. 

At the ceremony, Huong said over the past few years, Hanoi has given special attention to Spratly Islands and provided substantial support to ensure the sovereignty of Vietnamin the islands.
From 2009 to date, Hanoi has mobilized a total of VND380 billion (US$16.5 million) to build eight guest houses and multi-functional cultural houses in  Spratly Islands; providing equipment such as pumping station, computers, TV, electric generators, among others for the people and soldiers living in the Spratly Islands. 
“These are meaningful works showcasing the affection and love from Hanoi’s people to Spratly Islands, at the same time supporting soldiers and people in the Islands to protect the country’s sovereignty,” Huong said. 
Huong said in 2020, Hanoi had planned to send a delegation to visit people and soldiers in Spratly Island, however, the complicated progression of the Covid-19 interrupted the plan. 
Despite the severe economic impacts from the Covid-19 pandemic, Hanoi has mobilized VND43 billion (US$1.86 million) for the For Vietnam’s seas and islands Fund in 2020. 
“Hanoi will always support the people and soldiers in the Spratly Islands,” Huong stressed. 
Rear Admiral Pham Van Quang thanked the affection of Hanoi’s people and authorities for the Spratly Island, saying with the financial support of Hanoi, the Navy would start a number of works in the islands in the immediate future. 

By Ngoc Lam

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