National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung on Thursday came to visit workers and engineers at the Son La hydropower plant construction site in the northern province of Son La.
The Tet (Lunar New Year) visit was part of the top lawmaker’s working trip to the mountainous province.
He wished the workers and engineers a happy new year. The NA leader said the hydropower plant, Vietnam’s largest and a key national project, would contribute to the country’s development.
Mr Hung hailed efforts by the project’s leaders and workers to complete the project in 2012, three years ahead of schedule.
The power plant has a designed capacity of 2,400 MW, described as the biggest of its kind in Southeast Asia. The total cost to build is almost US$3 billion.
Mr. Hung also visited and presented gifts to engineers and workers of the Son La Rubber Joint Stock Company in It Ong Town, Muong La District.
Also on Thursday, Vietnamese Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan, chairwoman of the Council of Vietnamese Children Assistance Funds, visited children in the central region and presented Tet gifts to them.
She handed out Tet gifts to 300 children in Quang Nam Province, and visited three families having making substantial contributions to the revolutionary process in the province’s Tam Ky.
The Vice President appraised corporate and community efforts that support needy children. Among the major sponsors funding the efforts is the Military Bank.
In Ho Chi Minh City in the south, the city’s board for assistance for the poor and representatives of Vietcombank brought Tet gifts to 200 poor households in Cu Chi District.
|Truong Thi Anh (C), deputy chairwoman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Council, presents Tet gifts to Thi Nghe Charity House for Disabled Children (Photo: H. Thu)|
So far, the city’s Fatherland Front Committee has gathered Tet gifts from the community for almost 2,000 poor households in the outlying districts of Cu Chi, Can Gio and Hoc Mon.
The city’s Communist Youth League organized a health care mission in many communes in Binh Duong Province adjoining HCM City. In addition to free of charge health checks and medicine, the mission presented Tet gifts and some cash to the needy people. The Communist Youth League also donated four houses worth VND200 million in all to local people.