Rice support given to mountainous students (Photo: nhandan.com)

Hanoi (VNA) - The Prime Minister has approved a grant of over 1,000 tonnes of rice from the national reserves to support localities during Lunar New Year 2016.

Accordingly, the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai will receive 155.31 tonnes of rice, while the central province of Quang Tri will get 859 tonnes of rice.

This annual activity shows the concern of the State and the government in the lives of compatriots in remote, far-flung areas and places that get hit by natural disasters.

The initiative has helped locals to stablise their lives during the between-crop period and eliminate the nomadic lifestyle among mountainous ethnic minorities.-VNA