Art performance at the gathering (Photo: baodongnai.com)

Dong Nai (VNA)
– As many as 200 overseas Vietnamese (OV) and their relatives joined a cozy Tet (Lunar New Year) gathering in the southern province of Dong Nai on January 26.

At the meeting, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee Vo Van Chanh delivered warm greetings to the Vietnamese expats and their families on the occasion of the Tet holiday.

Briefing the OVs about local socio-economic development, Chanh informed them of the province’s preferential policies to attract investment. He said local authorities always create favourable conditions, and provide support and land investment for Vietnamese expats when they return home.

According to the provincial Department of External Relations, Dong Nai has 32,000 overseas people and nearly 18,000 OV relative households.

Some 25,000 OVs return home to visit families and make investments in numerous sectors every year. From 2004 to 2014, overseas people sent home remittances worth 3.4 million USD and other valuable assets.-VNA