President lauds war veterans for contributions to socio-economic development
Updated : Thursday, August 09, 2018 9:21 AM (GMT+0700)

PresidentTran Dai Quang has applauded the contributions of businesses run by warveterans to socio-economic development of localities and the country aswell. 

President Tran Dai Quang (first line, middle), former Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu
(first line, third, left), former President Truong Tan Sang (first line, third, right) and
delegates to the congress pose for a group photo - Source: VNA

Speaking at the secondcongress of the Vietnam Veterans’ Business Association (VVBA) in Hanoi onAugust 8, the President said the association should help its members developcommercial production, intensify scientific-technological applications inproduction and promote high value added services, thus helping with povertyreduction. 

The association was alsorequested to help remove difficulties facing the enterprises, replicateoutstanding models and join hands in charity activities, especially drives to helpwar invalids and families of fallen soldiers.. 

The VVBA was established inApril 2013, aiming to encourage war veterans to carry forward the spirit ofself-reliance; support each other in economic development and povertyreduction; and step up charity activities. 

The association now has 38chapters with 7,728 businesses and 82,791 farms run by war veterans, with totalrevenue of nearly 200 trillion VND (8.6 billion USD), generating jobs for morethan 800,000 labourers. 

It has financed the constructionof nearly 450 houses for social policy beneficiaries and contributed 524billion VND (22.5 million USD) to charity activities and povertyreduction. 

On this occasion, PresidentQuang presented the Labour Order, third class, to the association; and theLabour Order, first class, to its President - Labour Hero Le Van Kiem.


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