Medical insurance, gratitude houses offered to poor people in Dong Thap Province

Many organizations and local authorities in the Mekong delta province of Dong Thap joined hand to building houses for families whose economic condition are poverty line or close to poverty line in the province.

The Sponsoring Association for poor patients, orphans and disabled people in Tam Nong District gave 237 medical insurance cards to families whose economic condition is in close poverty line in Hoa Binh Commune which is implementing the Government’s New Rural Development Plan.

Since the beginning of the year, the association has given total 872 health insurance cards worth VND100 million (US$ 4,610) to low-income families in communes Hoa Binh, Phu Cuong and Tram Chim.
Women Association in Tam Nong helped building 10 gratitude houses each worth VND25 – 45 million (US$ 1,152- 2,074) for its disadvantaged members. Each house covers an area of 30-50 meter square.

The Economy Defense 959 team and People’s Committee opened to traffic a 54 meter long and 3 meter wide bridge across a canal in Tan Cong Sinh commune with the investment capital of VND3.8 billion (US$175,180)

Earlier, People’s committee in Tan Cong Sinh Commune also put into use  50 meter long and 3 meter wide Bung Sam bridge worth VND150 million (US$6,915).

By Trong Trung - Translated by Anh Quan

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