City’s Poor to Get Additional Assistance

The city will provide regular support to families’ with incomes below the poverty line, currently set at VND4.5 million (US$278) a year.

City residents in such slums with VND4.5 million yearly income will receive income support of VND200, 000 in June and July (Photo: Uyen Phuong)

Districts administrations, the Vietnamese Fatherland Front, and charities will provide poor families with VND200, 000 (US$12) each for both May and June.

Charities will set up a fund so that students who cannot afford the tuition fee do not have to leave school.

The city has directed the Department of Education and Training to give support to disadvantaged students. Needy pupils can get their tuition remitted and a 50 percent exemption for supplemental fees.

By Tuan Son - Translated by Anh Quan

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