City Gifts 20,000 Free Bus Fares on Lunar New Year

HCMC Labor Federation gave over 1,600 free bus and train tickets to workers in Hi-Tech Park and Linh Trung Industrial Park on January 15.

Mr. Nguyen Van Dua , Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee in HCMC presents free tickets for poor workers (Photo:SGGP)

This annual activity, titled “Meaning Tickets”, is aimed to support employees return to their hometowns in Central and Northern provinces.

The donation is celebrating its sixth anniversary this year.  It is funded by unions and private companies in the Industrial Park and offers more than 84,700 fares with total cost of almost VND 51.5 billion over the past six years.

This year the Labor Federation will offer over 20,000 tickets with total cost of VND 162 billion, which was funded by 24 districts in the city. This is critical in uniting employees with families in the Phu Yen Province and other northern provinces affected by recent storms.

The Labor Federation also awarded 636 free bus and train tickets for workers in Tan Thuan and Hiep Phuoc Industrial Park on January 14. 

The ceremony was attended by Mr. Nguyen Van Dua , Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee in HCMC, Mr. Hua Ngoc Thuan , Vice Chairman of People’s Committee of HCMC and Mr. Tran Thanh Hai , Vice Chairman of Vietnam General Confederation of Labour.

By staff writer- Translated by Huyen Huong

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