State, Party leaders offer Tet greetings

President Truong Tan Sang, on January 17 visited and offered Tet greetings to the Central Department of Propaganda and Training, Party Committees and people of Hung Yen and Ha Nam Provinces.

Ho Chi Minh City Party chief Le Thanh Hai (L) offers his best wishes to Vietnamese Heroic Mother Bui Thi Son. (Photo: Sggp)

The President expressed appreciation of the outstanding contribution made by the Central Department of Propaganda and Training in serving the Party, the country and localities, and encouraging government officials, party members and people to strive for better socio-economic development.

He asked the department to develop and improve the professional skills of staff and the quality of its activities to meet the high demand during the integration period.

Mr. Sang also congratulated the people of Hung Yen Province for their achievements in the socio-cultural and health sectors as well as in party building.

He praised the efforts of the local authorities and people of Ha Nam Province in developing socio-economic growth, creating jobs for workers and in reducing poverty.

The President offered flowers and incense at the late President Nguyen Van Linh Memorial House and at Mrs. Hoang Thi Loan Memorial House, mother of Uncle Ho, in Hung Yen Province.

On the same day, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung extended Tet greetings to the Vietnam Elderly Association.

Former General Secretary of the Vietnam People's Committee, Le Kha Phieu offered Tet gifts to disadvantaged people in Rong village of Thuan An town in Phu Vang District in Thua Thien-Hue Province.

Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, member of CPV Central Committee and Deputy Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee (R) offers Tet greetings to employees of Duy Tan Plastic Company in Binh Tan District. (Photo: Sggp)

The Rong village was washed away in the historic storm of 1999 that killed 20 people and swept away 70 houses into the sea. Mr. Phieu had mobilized sponsors and businesses to rebuild the village and has since visited the village on every Tet Lunar New Year.

Le Thanh Hai, Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee, offered his best wishes to the local authorities of Binh Phuoc Province on January 17.

He appreciated the successes of the province in various fields during the course of last year and its diplomatic relations with Cambodia.

He then offered Tet gifts to Vietnamese Heroic Mother, Bui Thi Son; former Con Dao political prisoner, Giang Thai Son; farmer Nguyen Thanh Tam and the poor family of Chan Muoi Huong in Dong Xoai town.

On the same day, Le Hoang Quan, chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee, visited and extended Tet greetings to the elderly aged over 100 years, including Tran Thuc Ba in Phu Nhuan District, Nguyen Thi Le Mai in Binh Thanh District and Nghiem Thi Sau in Go Vap District.

Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, member of the CPV Central Committee and Deputy Secretary of the HCMC Party Committee, offered Tet greetings to Duy Tan Plastic Company in Binh Tan District.

Nguyen Van Ranh, Party Committee executive, visited and extended his greetings to the entire staff of Vietnam Samho Company in Cu Chi District.

Nguyen Huu Tin, Vice chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, visited the Saigon Railway Station and the eastern and western bus stations on January 17.

Tran The Tuyen (L), Editor-in-chief of SGGP Newspaper, hands over Tet gifts to disadvantaged people in Go Vap District. (Photo: Sggp)

The managing committee of the Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper charity program ‘Nghia Tinh Truong Son’ (Sentimental attachment for Truong Son Road) cooperated with PepsiCo Vietnam to offer Tet gifts to 200 disadvantaged households of ethnic minority people in Ia Din Commune of Duc Co District in Gia Lai Province on January 17.

The newspaper also handed over 100 presents to poor and needy families in Go Vap District.

To date, Sai Gon Giai Phong has donated nearly 2,000 Tet gifts worth more than VND400 million (US$18,000) to the poor in Go Vap, Binh Tan, Binh Chanh, Hoc Mon, Nha Be and Can Gio Districts.

The HCMC Fatherland Front Committee and the Ho Chi Minh City Center for Student Support gave around 1,200 presents to students at the HCMC Youth Cultural House on January 17.

The HCMC Tan Son Nhat Airport Customs Office supported 137 Tet gifts to disadvantaged people, disabled children and orphans in Thi Nghe Rest Home and Tu Du Hospital in Hoa Binh Village.

The Da Nang Fatherland Front Committee offered 856 presents to poor households in Hai Chau District. The Fatherland Front Committee of Son Tra District handed over gifts to 1,100 disadvantaged families.

By staff writers – Translated by Kim Khanh

Other news