Remembrance Day bicycle race announced
  • By The Nam | | July 13, 2017 11:17 AM
The People's Army Newspaper Cup bicycle race and various activities that worth a total of VND7bn (USD308,000) will be held on the 70th Remembrance Day.


Major General Pham Van Huan announced the race

The race was announced on July 12. It is organised by the People's Army Newspaper, Vietnam Sports Administration, Vietnam Bicycle-Motor Sports Federation and Viettel Group. This is the seventh time People's Army Newspaper collaborates with relevant agencies to organise bicycle races and this is their third Return to Truong Son race.

The Return to Truong Son 2017-People's Army Newspaper Cup will be opened on July 15. Contestants will race for six days from Hanoi to Quang Tri Citadel. The organisers will also raise VND7bn for all kinds of gifts and activities for families of war dead and veterans on 70th Remembrance Day on July 27.

12 Vietnamese teams and two teams from Laos and Thailand will compete in the race.

Major General Pham Van Huan, editor-in-chief of People's Army Newspaper and head of the organiser board, said, "This is not only a bicycle race but also the occasion to pay tribute to the war dead, veterans and heroic mothers."

The organisers will also hold other activities such as visiting cemeteries, providing social housing, 20 tonnes of rice, and over 300 scholarships to the veterans, heroic mothers and disadvantaged pupils.

They also work with PetroVietnam Technical Services Corporation to launch Cam Van Commune health facility in Thanh Hoa Province. Other activities include photo exhibition about the bicycle race and the knowledge contest about the Remembrance Day.

Also on the same day, Chairman of Hanoi Beer Alcohol and Beverage JSC, Pham Dinh Dung, donated VND500m (USD22,000) to the event via Dan Tri/DTiNews Newspaper. About VND300m will be used to build social housing, with the remainder given to the veterans, family of war dead and soldiers' children.


Chairman of Hanoi Beer Alcohol and Beverage JSC, Pham Dinh Dung (left),
donated VND500m (USD22,000) to the event via Dan Tri/DTiNews Newspaper

Dan Tri Newspaper also donated VND400m (USD17,500) and the Vietnam Association for Study Promotion donated VND100m.

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