Ho Chi Minh City leaders January 22 visited District 9 and Can Gio District to spread the Tet (Lunar New Year) cheer among local residents and soldiers.
|Le Hoang Quan (L), chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee, visits and gives a Tet gift to a resident in the city's Can Gio District|
City chairman Le Hoang Quan and other officials visited and gave Tet gifts to five poor families in Can Thanh Town, Can Gio District.
After that, he called on and gave gifts to soldiers stationed in Can Thanh Border Post.
On behalf of the city’s Party Committee, People’s Committee and Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee, chairman Quan highly appreciated achievements obtained by the city’s border forces during the past time.
He called upon them to cooperate well with other forces to ensure security and social order before, during and after the Tet Holidays.
The chairman told Saigon Giai Phong newspaper that to help residents enjoy the festival, the city’s Party and government have spent VND260 billion to support top welfare beneficiary families, over 2,000 poor households, and immigrate workers.
The city officials have instructed districts, relevant agencies and organizations to spend their funds supporting poor residents, he added.
Mr. Quan said because of price hikes this year, the city has raised monthly allowances for people of over 60 years old, those who deserved well of the country during the war, and top welfare beneficiary families.
In the morning of the same day, Truong Hoa Binh, secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and Chief of the Supreme People's Court, called on residents in Can Gio District’s Binh Khanh Commune, and gave 40 gifts, each worth VND300,000, to poor families and ethnic Cambodian families.
In the afternoon, deputy secretary of the city Party Committee Nguyen Van Dua visited and greeted residents in District 9.
He and his delegation called on five disadvantaged families in Long Truong and Phu Huu wards, and gave each family a Tet gift worth VND500,000 and VND1 million in cash.
On the occasion, he asked local governments to take good care of poor households and take measures to help them reduce poverty, especially create conditions for their children to go to school.