Activities held to support the poor, labourers on Lunar New Year

Illustrative image (Source: Hanoi (VNA) – A lot of activities have been carried out acrossVietnam to support labourers and poor people on the occasion of the upcoming LunarNew Year (Tet) festival.The Red Cross of southern Binh Duong province coordinatedwith local agencies to present 400 gifts, worth 800,000 VND (35.28 USD) each,to the poor, people with disabilities, orphans and Agent Orange/dioxin victimsin Tan My commune of Bac Tan Uyen district, Hoi Nghia commune in Tan Uyentownship, and Phu Giao district.The association plans to give additional 1,000 gifts on thisoccasion.The Gia Trung prison under the Ministry of Public Securitylocated in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai granted presents to poorhouseholds and outstanding students with disadvantageous backgrounds in Ayunand Dak Jo Ta communes of Mang Yang district. The gifts are expected to help poor people overcomedifficulties to gain a better life.Meanwhile, the central province of Thua Thien Hue plans toorganise Tet programmes on January 27-28 and February 3-4 to support labourers.At these events, poor workers are offered a chance to buydiscounted products. A total of 400 presents, worth 1.5 million VND each, areexpected to be handed over to labourers who lost their jobs as their employersfled or due to disasters, and those suffering work accidents.The province is home to nearly 94,000 workers, many of whomare living in difficult circumstances.-VNA


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