Hanoi brings warm Tet to policy beneficiaries, poor people

06/01/2016
Hanoi (VNA) - Hanoi will spend nearly 283 billion VND (12.6 million USD) on gifts to policy beneficiaries and impoverished households on the occasion of the upcoming Lunar New Year 2016, said Le Toan Khang, Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, on January 5.

Accordingly, people who rendered service to the nation, retired officials and employees, and poor families will receive presents worth from 300,000 VND (13.35 USD) to 500,000 VND (22.25 USD) each.

Meanwhile, old people aging from 70 -100 will be presented gifts worth from 500,000 VND (22.5 USD) to 1 million VND (45 USD) each.

In addition, the city will visit and present Tet gifts, each worth 1.1 million VND (48.9 USD), to outstanding organisations and individuals.

It also sets to grant gift packages to centres caring for people who made contributions to the revolution, war invalids’ production establishments, associations for disabled people, Agent Orange/dioxin victims, political prisoners and young ex-volunteers, and social protection centres.

Financial support will also be given to officials from caring and vocational guidance centres under the management of the Public Security, Heath, and Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs sectors.

Total money set aside for Tet gifts increases 50 billion VND (2.2 million USD) from last year, Tran Thanh Binh from the municipal department said, adding that the city will set up a number of teams inspecting the gift presentation.-VNA
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Deck Hero14 6/1/16 22:43

Tet is Vietnamese New Year and is the most important festival and public holiday in Vietnam.

Love Peace 6/1/16 22:44

Tet is the occasion for Vietnamese to express their respect and remembrance for their ancestors as well as welcoming the New Year with their beloved family members.

Pack Cassiopian 6/1/16 22:45

Taking care the poor people is always on the top of Vietnam's policies.

MaskOf Zero 6/1/16 22:52

Like other Asian countries, Vietnamese believe that the Tet holiday is time to help the others, especially the ones in need.

Only Solidar 6/1/16 22:53

There are numerous ways we can make a difference, making a warm Tet holiday for poor people.

yobro yobro 6/1/16 22:55

Tet has a very special attached meaning to all Vietnamese. It is the time for everybody to come back to their hometown, gathering with family, visiting relatives and having a good relaxing time after a hard-working year.

John Smith 6/1/16 22:57

The Party and Government have issues a lot of policies to help the poor people and families to improve their lives.

Gentle Moon 6/1/16 22:59

We can create a Vietnam that has enough to eat, to wear and happiness.

LawrenceSamuels 6/1/16 23:00

To care for the poor, the homeless, the diseased, and desperate.

Jane smartnic 6/1/16 23:02

Tet is coming to us, be kind and generous!

Elizabeth Green 15/1/16 05:58

that's a signficant action that should be carried in many places

Funny Day 15/1/16 06:04

not only Hanoi, when Lunar Tet holiday comes, the State and Party of Vietnam also often pays attention to the poor

Williams Melanie 15/1/16 06:08

I see it's not fair when we enjoy very happy Tet holiday with good conditions while other people lack

Davis Caroline 15/1/16 06:10

we shoud encourage all people who have noble gestures

Anthony Jones 15/1/16 06:12

in society there are many vulnerable people who should be cared

Jack Walker 15/1/16 06:15

I wish all Vietnamese people will enjoy a very happy Lunar New Year holiday

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