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Charity events ensure warm Tet for needy people

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Needy people in Phu Yen receive Tet gifts (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – A wide range of events were held across the country to present gifts to disadvantaged people, ethnic minority people, needy workers and people with disabilities to help ensure they have a warm Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.

The provincial police in the central province of Phu Yen, and the Border Guard Command in cooperation with the Ho Chi Minh City Police Newspaper on January 26 presented 1,500 Tet gifts to needy households in sea-border and mountainous areas.

The gift packages consisted of food and clothes, each worth 400,000 VND (17.8 USD). They were given to needy households in 27 communes, wards and towns in the province, as well as to ethnic minority people in the mountainous districts of Dong Xuan, Song Hinh and Son Hoa.

Nguyen Tuong Vy from the newspaper said more gifts have been brought to needy people in the provinces of Ninh Thuan and Ben Tre. She also called on enterprises and individuals to provide more support for the poor across the nation.

Meanwhile, the Red Cross in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang mobilised nearly 10 billion VND (446,400 USD) to help more than 10,000 poor people and Agent Orange/Dioxin (AO) victims enjoy a warm Tet festival, each with a Tet gift package worth from 500,000 to one million VND (22 – 45 USD).

Dozens of charity houses have also been presented to AO victims, while free health check-ups and medicine worth nearly 2 billion VND (nearly 90,000 USD) have been provided for more than 5,000 low-income and ethnic minority people across the province.

The same day, the Provincial Federation of Labour in the southern province of Tay Ninh on January 26 presented Tet gifts and bus tickets, worth a total of 200 million VND (nearly 9,000 USD) to needy local workers on the occasion of upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet).

As many as 50 tickets and 300,000 VND (13.4 USD) were given to poor labourers working at local industrial parks and export processing zones to help them return home for the holiday.

A hundred gifts were presented to needy workers to help them enjoy the traditional Tet holiday far from their home.

Addressing the event, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Duong Van Thang pledged that the locality will help ensure a warm Tet for those who cannot afford to return home.

Tay Ninh is home to nearly 100,000 labourers working at industrial parks and export processing zones, some 1 percent of whom lead disadvantaged lives.

On the occasion, a number of enterprises were honoured for their outstanding contributions to improving the living condition of needy workers in the province.-VNA
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