HCM City organizes activities to help disadvantaged

Tet is coming and Ho Chi Minh City had many activities giving New Year’s presents to poor people January 9.

Representatives of HCM City People’s Committee, Sai Gon Giai Phong and HCM City TV visit ethnic minorities in A Luoi Highland, Thua Thien Hue province.

Ho Chi Minh City Labor Union together with the Vietnamese Fatherland Front, Ho Chi Minh City Mobilization Department visited and presented 200 New Year’s presents, one ton of rice, to poor households in Long Truong ward, district 9. Long Truong ward is one of 20 poor wards in HCM City.

HCM City delegations, including representatives of HCM City People’s Committee, Sai Gon Giai Phong and HCM City TV, visited and gave 400 presents to disadvantaged ethnic minorities in A Luoi Highland, Thua Thien Hue province. A Luoi is one of poorest areas in Thua Thien Hue province. People have been starving as crops were damaged by unseasonal rains.

Ho Chi Minh City Women’s Union visited and gave 200 presents to Phu Nghia Social Education and Labor Center in Phuoc Long suburban district, Binh Phuoc province.

During the day, leaders of many districts in HCM City visited poor households in their districts.

Tan Binh district organized many groups to visit and give 532 presents to poor households in Can Gio suburban district. Tan Phu district officials visited and gave two households VND10 million ($560) each and 191 presents in Dac K’lap, Dac Nong province and help those in poverty find jobs.

P&G Vietnam, Metro Cash and Carry Vietnam organized a trip to visit and gave New Year’s presents to children in S.O.S children’s village.

Many companies and private organizations have organized trips to visit and give presents to disadvantaged citizens in HCM City. The Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam has given 6,000 presents. Thien Thanh Instruction Co. Ltd has given 1,000 presents and VND200 million ($11,250). 

Source SGGP – Translated by Thanh Huong

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