President Tran Dai Quang shakes hands with an elderly woman in Nam Dan district, Nghe An (Photo: VNA)

Nghe An (VNA)
– President Tran Dai Quang on January 15 visited and handed over 100 Lunar New Year (Tet) gift packages to welfare policy beneficiaries, poor households and dioxin victims in Nam Dan district in the central province of Nghe An.

President Quang spent time talking and extending New Year greetings to the local ethnic minority people in Nam Giang and Nam Linh communes of Nam Dan district.

He praised the efforts made by the provincial authorities and charity donors in helping these disadvantaged residents overcome their difficulties and enjoy the upcoming Tet holidays.

Having lauded the socio-economic achievements Nghe An has recorded recently, President Quang urged the province to promote inner strengths and innovation to thrive further, adding that it must ensure the provision of heath care, cultural and educational services for the ethnic minority groups.

To date, Nam Dan district has 18 out of 23 communes recognised as new-style rural areas. It expects to become a new-style rural district in 2017.

The same day, President Quang also visited the Military Zone 4 High Command to extend his New Year greetings.-VNA