Young volunteers help in socio-economic development

(VOVWORLD) -More than 2 million young people have taken part the volunteer movements over the past 25 years, according to a report released at Sunday’s ceremony to the mark the 25th anniversary of Ho Chi Minh City’s Youth Union Summer Volunteer Campaigns.
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The young volunteers have eliminated illiteracy for 29,000 people, planted more than 3 million trees, upgraded more than 600km of roads, and built or repaired 450 rural bridges, cultural houses, and schools. The movements have targeted the Central Highlands, the central coasts, and border areas, and Laos and Cambodia. Ngo Minh Hai, Vice Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Youth Union, said: “The city’s young volunteer campaigns have progressed year by year, dedicating youth strength to effective projects like building new rural areas and civilized urban areas, and environmental protection. The young volunteers have engaged in their work from 3 to 4 years and formed a close relationship with locals. After 25 years, the Ho Chi Minh City Summer Volunteer Campaigns will flourish and contribute to local and national development.”

On the occasion, the Ho Chi Minh City Youth Union was awarded the Labor Order, 3rd class, by the President.