Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue (front, fourth from left) and the delegates from Quang Ngai (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Party, the National Assembly and the Government have continually overhauled policies to increase support to national contributors, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue said.

He had a meeting with a delegation of 35 national contributors, including 22 war invalids, from the central province of Quang Ngai in Hanoi on June 23.

He affirmed that the Party and the State always bear in mind the dedication of people who rendered services to the struggle for national independence. Many of more than 8 million national contributors in Vietnam are from Quang Ngai.

Support to the contributors has been offered in various forms such as house building, monthly benefits, and others which are combined in the national target programme on new-style rural area building and poverty reduction activities, Hue added.

The official appreciated the provincial authorities’ efforts to care for the targeted group’s material and spiritual life amid local hardships.

The contributors in Quang Ngai should educate their descendants about the revolutionary tradition while giving opinions to all-level administrations so as to help with national development, he said.

There are more than 180,000 people who devoted themselves to the revolution, in the province, including over 37,000 martyrs, 25,000 war invalids, 5,700 women holding the Heroic Vietnamese Mother title (514 of them are still alive) and about 12,000 others imprisoned by the enemy during wartime.

Nearly 50,400 contributors in Quang Ngai are receiving monthly benefits which total 71.9 billion VND (3.2 million USD) a month. All national contributors and their relatives there have also been covered by health insurance, data show.-VNA