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Hanoi (VNA) – Labour federations nationwide have held activities in support of poor workers ahead of the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

On January 21, the standing board of the Dien Bien provincial Labour Federation hosted a gathering to present gifts to 62 needy workers, each worth 700,000 VND (30.4 USD).

In the evening the same day, the Labour Federation of southern An Giang province also offered gifts to 700 poor workers, each worth 600,000 VND (26 USD) in cash and kind.

Also on January 21, families of 600 workers met at an event in Ho Chi Minh City, an annual activity hosted by the municipal General Confederation of Labour.

Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Dinh La Thang also attended the event.

Statistics from the confederation showed that more than 686,900 workers and civil servants in the city have received financial support worth in excess of 253 billion VND (11 million USD) for the occasion./.