In the last five years, the Fund For the Poor has received donations worth of nearly 1,168 billion VND, which has been partly spent on building and restoring 319,022 houses for poor people nationwide.
Since the beginning of this year, 298 billion VND has been raised and spent on building and restoring 37,264 houses for poor families.
Noteworthy is the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, which has raised over 3.7 billion VND to build one thousand houses for poor people.
Also during this time, precincts and communes of Can Tho city have built and presented 1,120 houses to the poor, 870 of which were in the city’s plan, and 250 beyond the plan.
At a cost of over 1.3 billion VND, the southern coastal province of Khanh Hoa has built 146 houses for poor people since 2000. In addition, the local funds for the poor have raised more than 3.5 billion which has been spent on building 342 houses and restoring 474 as well as preferential loans for poor families.
Moreover, agencies, organisations and people in the province have donated more than 5 billion VND to build and restore over 1,000 houses.
However, there are nearly 2,000 dilapidated houses left in the province, which needs more donations and assistance to rebuild or upgrade them.
Since 2002, the northern province of Phu Tho has rebuilt 3,984 dilapidated houses at an average cost of between 3 and 5 million VND each. People in the neighbourhoods have also lent a helping hand by donating working-days and materials which are valued at around tens of billions of VND.
Communist Party of Vietnam - (20/09/2005)