Gov’t provides rice to poor residents in five provinces

As per the Vietnamese Prime Minister’s direction, the Ministry of Finance yesterday distributed 5,778 tons of rice for five provinces.

Poor residents in three central provinces of Quang Tri, Binh Dinh, Nghe An, and northern provinces of Lao Cai, Tuyen Quang will be given rice on the occasion of the Lunar New Year (Tet holidays).

The PM ordered provincial authorities to provide rice to poor people. If any province needs more, it should report to the Ministries of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and Finance to submit for PM’s approval to further provision.

Currently, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs received VND24 billion from all sources to take care of disadvantaged people during Tet holidays.

By Lam Nguyen - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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