On Feb 1, the HCMC Labor Federation held a meeting for 500 families of disadvantaged workers to early enjoy traditional Tet
Attending the meeting were: Le Thanh Hai, Politburo member, Secretary of the Party Committee of Ho Chi Minh City; Le Hoang Quan, member of the Party Central Committee, Chairman of the HCM City People's Committee; Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, member of the Party Central Committee, Deputy Ho Chi Minh City Party Secretary.
|Ho Chi Minh City Party Secretary Le Thanh Hai Tet (L) presents gifts to disadvantaged workers. (Photo: T.Nga)|
Each family was handed over a gift worth VND 600,000.
So far , more than 712,679 workers, employees, workers in HCMC have been given Tet gifts by the Labor unions, businesses with a total amount of about VND 413 billion, and 25,243 employees have been donated travelling tickets back to home provinces worth nearly VND 17 billion.
Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan visited the southern province of Bac Lieu on February 1, presenting Tet gifts to 200 social policy beneficiaries, poor households, and Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin victims.
Representatives from the Government Office and Vietnam Red Cross accompanied the Deputy PM.
Bac Lieu province has spent VND22 billion from its budget assisting its poor during the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.
Each household receives between VND300,000–400,000 in aid, depending their classified poverty level.
In total, 21,000 social policy beneficiaries, almost 24,000 poor households, and 14,000 near-poor households in Bac Lieu province will all receive Tet gifts from the Party and State.
Deputy PM Nhan also visited and presented Tet gifts to a number of war martyr families and victims of Agent Orange/dioxin in Bac Lieu City.
Nhan laid wreaths at Bac Lieu province’s war martyrs’ cemetery on the same day. It is the resting place for 4,000 soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the fatherland in the two struggles against American and French invaders.
He also offered incense at Chau Thoi commune’s President Ho Chi Minh Temple in the province’s Vinh Loi district.