City to spend VND 90 billion for the poor during Tet holidays

City leaders had a woking session on taking care of poor households during Tet holidays with leaders of Binh Chanh and Nha Be districts on January 13.

Mr. Le Thanh Hai-Secretary of the Party Committee of Ho Chi Minh City works with Binh Chanh District's leaders.

Binh Chanh and Nha Be districts have the greatest number of poor households in the city.
According to Vice Secretary of Binh Chanh District Party Committee-Thai Hong Mai, the local authorities are working the plan to offer 36,400 Tet gifts worth VND22.345 billion to the poor.

In addition, around 185 fairs and mobile markets will be organized in 16 communes in the districts to sell high quality products at reasonable and stable prices.

Vice Secretary of Nha Be District Party Committee-Tran Tan Quy said that the district’s authorities will also present Tet gifts to 2,831 disadvantaged households and 200 workers  who cannot return home during the lunar New Year, and design 15 fairs and mobile markets in the town.

Deputy Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee-Hua Ngoc Thuan said that the city’s government will spend VND 90 billion for taking care of 130,000 poor households during Tet holidays.

The Vice Secretary of Binh Chanh District Party Committee added the district is facing with a shortage of kindergartens, teachers and nursemaids for the children of migrant workers. The district leaders are trying to reach the 2014-2015 target to be completed 9 kindergartens.

Accordingly, the local authorities expect to get the city's budget to build 13 kindergartens which are in the list of priority projects soon.

Nha Be District also needs 20 kindergartens with 298 classes in 2014-2015, said Vice Secretary of Nha Be District Party Committee-Tran Tan Quy.

Suggestions from Nha Be and Binh Chanh Districts are certified by the city leaders, however, secretary of the Party Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, Le Thanh Hai asked the districts’ authorities have to launch training courses for teachers and nursemaids as well as supporting private nursery schools to ensure decent education quality.

He also asked Binh Chanh District to complete rapidly procedures for the project of 13 kindergartens.

By Hong Hiep – Translated by Kim Khanh

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