Following charitable activities over the past years, in late December, Do Thi Kim Lien, South African Honourable Consul in Ho Chi Minh City, donated VND100 million ($4,540) to support naval soldiers to reinstate the vegetable gardens on DK1 rigs.
|DK1/14 rigs during the storm
The donation came after Lien read the news telling of naval soldiers hit by big waves during typhoon 16—also known as “Tembin”—on the far islands.
Earlier, through Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund and “For beloved Paracel and Spatly Islands” Club, Lien also donated VND700 million ($31,800) to construct 10 houses for the families of poor soldiers of the Vietnam People's Navy.
Over the years, Lien and the South African Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City has been co-operating with Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund, VASS Assurance Corporation, and other social organisations to host charitable activities supporting policy beneficiaries, poor families, underprivileged people, and students across the country, from remote border regions to the East Sea islands.