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Hanoi (VNA) – Poor workers, households and children nationwide have received financial support to welcome the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

The northern port city of Hai Phong earmarked 1.2 billion VND (540,000 USD) for assisting poor workers in the locality.

The Hai Phong economic zone presented gifts to 3,618 workers and 40 free rides to their homes in the countryside on January 25-26.

On the occasion, its trade union hosted an event gathering more than 3,600 workers from local industrial and economic zones.

In the central province of Quang Tri, the State President’s gifts worth nearly 6.7 billion VND were handed over to 32,720 families of war heroes and policy beneficiaries.

The provincial authorities at all levels offered gifts worth around 895 million VND (40,680 USD) to 4,355 families of policy beneficiaries and residents living in need, and nearly 1,486 tonnes of rice to 31,363 families in specially disadvantaged circumstances. 

Philanthropists and businesses also donated 35,430 gifts totalling 15 billion VND (681,000 USD) to local poor households.

On January 22, more than 2,000 children living in difficulty met at an event held by the Ho Chi Minh City chapter of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union.

They were treated with music performances and gifts./.