HCMC allocates $34 mln for gifts to Vietnamese heroic mother, wounded soldiers

Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee approved to allocate VND800 billion ($34 million) for gifts to Vietnamese heroic mother, wounded soldiers, labor heroes and heroes of the people's armed forces on occasion of Tet holidays ( the Lunar New Year).

HCMC allocates $34 mln for gifts to Vietnamese heroic mother, wounded soldiers

As per the plan, senior veterans, notable intellectuals, living Vietnamese Heroic Mothers, seriously wounded and war-invalids will receive gifts worth VND3.1 million each.
HCMC will support more for sick Vietnamese Heroic Mother and poor families of martyrs and wounded soldiers. Wounded soldiers, labor heroes and heroes of the people's armed forces will be presented a gift worth VND1,7 million each.
Around 260,000 top welfare beneficiaries will receive gifts worth VND1.3 million each.
The city will give gifts to families whose sons are stationing in Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago, maritime platform DK1 and in UN peacekeeping force,
Some 148,000 administrators in districts will be gifted VND1.4 million each.
Moreover, approximately 15,700 poor and near-poor families will be given VND1.25 million each. Similarly, 130,000 people in social supporting houses, people with disabilities, and senior citizens over 80 years will be given VND1.15 million each.
Total spending of gifts for top welfare beneficiaries is around VND800 billion, an increase of VND35 billion compared to last year, taken from the state budget. Joining hand with the city authorities in taking care of special people is benefactors who contributed VND500 billion.
Therefore, total spending on Tet gifts for social welfare beneficiaries will be VND1,300 billion.
On Tet occasion, Party Committee, People’s Council, People’s Committee and the Vietnam Fatherland Front in HCMC hold a gather with senior veterans, Vietnamese Heroic Mothers and notable intellectuals.
Additionally, 40 delegation groups will pay visits to old veterans in revolutionary base and families of young soldiers stationing in islands and families of martyrs, wounded soldiers, poor ethnic minority households and old people.

By MANH HOA - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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