The Hanoi People’s Committee has decided to spend nearly VND200 billion (US$10 million) on purchasing gifts to help the vulnerable groups in society.
|Hanoi authorities will spend VND20 billion to help the poor during the Lunar New Year holidays. (File photo)|
The Tet gifts will be given to the poor, lonely seniors and welfare beneficiary families; in order that they too can enjoy a happy Lunar New Year, which begins on February 3.
Nguyen The Hung, deputy director of Hanoi Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, said the department is making every effort in ensuring that no person goes hungry, during the Tet holidays.
During the Tet holidays, more than 730,000 people will be offered gifts. These will include 1,000 old men, over the age of 100, and over 148,000 poor families.
Furthermore, the People’s Committee will use subscriptions in order to help disabled people enjoy the Tet holidays. Additional money will be given to orphans and the poor.
The capital will also give gifts worth VND100,000 to each drug addict; and each cadre will receive gifts worth VND200,000 each in rehabilitation centers.