Deputy Director of the Hanoi Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Le Toan Khang  (standing) said that Hanoi will spend nearly 12.6 million USD on gifts to policy beneficiaries and poor people. (Photo: dangcongsan.vn)

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