Update: 09:13 | 17/10/2019
(BGO) - The peak month for the poor launched every year by the provincial Fatherland Front Committee, which serves as the province’s board for mobilising capital for the “For the Poor” Fund, is an important activity to implement sustainable poverty reduction and social security programmes in Bac Giang province.
In recent years, the implementation of the campaign to raise capital for the "For the Poor" Fund in Bac Giang province has received the attention of leaders of the Party committees at all levels, the coordination of the authorities and the active response of agencies, units, agencies, organisations, businesses and people of all strata inside and outside the province.
Tran Cong Thang, President of the provincial Fatherland Front Committee, receives the support for the “For the Poor” Fund from General Director of the Tuan Mai Trading Joint Stock Company Tran Anh Tuan.
From the mobilized fund and other support sources, since October 2018, the whole province has supported poor households in building and repairing 929 houses, worth more than 84 billion VND (3.6 million USD), helping them stabilize their lives; mobilized 38,341 gifts, valued at nearly 19 billion VND (820,460 USD) and more than 90,000 gifts in kind for poor and near-poor households during the Lunar New Year festival; supported poor families' children to overcome difficulties in study and poor patients with medical examination and treatment, thus contributing positively to reducing the rate of poor households in the province.
These are the sentiments and valuable resources of collectives, individuals and people of all strata who have supported, cared for and helped the poor over the past years.
However, by the end of 2018, Bac Giang province still had 33,156 poor households, accounting for 7.29 percent. Among those, many households with special difficulties in housing are in need of attention and support from the State and community to improve their lives and try to escape poverty sustainably.
Promoting the tradition of "mutual support" of the Vietnamese nation, on the occasion of the peak month for the poor (from October 17 to November 18, 2019) and the 89th Traditional Day of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (November 18, 1930-2019), the provincial Fatherland Front Committee cum the board for mobilizing capital for the “For the Poor" Fund of the province call on agencies at all levels, agencies, organizations, units, localities, enterprises, businessmen, officiers and soldiers of the armed forces, and people of all strata across the province to uphold the spirit of solidarity and actively respond to the emulation movement "The whole country joins hands for the poor - No one is left behind" by the most practical actions, contributing both material and spiritual support to help poor and near poor households to escape poverty and stabilise their lives.
Through the provincial Fatherland Front Committee, the Young Entrepreneurs Association of the cluster of northern midland provinces, grants money to support poor households in Lam Cot commune (Tan Yen district) to build houses of great unity.
Officials, civil servants and employees in agencies, departments, sectors, unions, armed forces units and enterprises of the province directly send their support to the Fatherland Front Committee of Bac Giang province at 3rd Floor, Building B, the provincial inter-agency headquarters (Square 3-2), Bac Giang city; or transfer money to the account of the provincial Fatherland Front Committee, account number 3761.0.1062613, code CTMT: 91046, at the State Treasury of Bac Giang province.
The attention and assistance to the poor and people in extremely difficult circumstances show the fine affection and morality of the Vietnamese nation and the responsibility of the whole society, contributing to well implementing the guidelines and policies of the Party and State on poverty reduction, social security and sustainable development of the province.
The Fatherland Front Committee cum the board for mobilizing capital for the "For the Poor" Fund of Bac Giang province believes that, with a compassionate heart, agencies, departments, agencies, organizations, units, businesses, entrepreneurs and people of all classes inside and outside the province will make practical contributions to mobilising support and help for the poor, thus ensuring social security in Bac Giang province.
Tran Cong Thang,
member of the Standing Board of the provincial Party Committee,
President of the provincial Fatherland Front Committee