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Ha Giang (VNA) – A delegation of the Steering Committee for the Northwestern Region, led by its deputy head Hoang Thi Hanh, visited and presented 200 gifts to the poor and border guard soldiers in the northern province of Ha Giang on January 21.

Each gift worth 500,000 VND (22.7 USD) was granted to ethnic minority families living in need in Xin Man and Hoang Su Phi districts.

An aid worth 5 million VND (227 USD) was also given to each district’s authorities in preparation for the approaching Lunar New Year festival.

Also the same day, the Central Committee of the Red Cross Society (RCS) also handed over gifts totaling 25 million VND (1,130 USD) to 50 poor households in Ninh Hai district, the central province of Ninh Thuan.

It also coordinated with the provincial RCS chapter to hand over four kindergartens doubled as disaster-proof community houses, which were built at a cost of nearly 2.8 billion VND (127,000 USD), to Ninh Hai and Thuan Bac district authorities.

Vice President of the Vietnam Association of the Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin (VAVA) Nguyen The Luc also visited and offered financial assistance to 10 families of AO victims in the southern province of Soc Trang, each worth 10 million VND, as capital to develop household-based production.

The provincial VAVA chapter took the occasion to offer free health check-ups and medicines to over 1,300 people. As many as 400 portions of gifts, each worth 350,000 VND, reached the hands of AO/dioxin victims and the disabled.

On January 20-21, authorities of the southern province of Hau Giang gifted 300,000 VND to each poor household in the locality.

Gift-giving activities also took place in the southern province of Binh Phuoc and the northern province of Bac Giang.-VNA