The southern province of Binh Duong organised a Tet celebration for about 200 overseas Vietnamese on Jan 23 (Photo nhandan.com.vn)
 
 Binh Duong (VNA) – Binh Duong province’s Fatherland Front Committee has organised a celebration for 200 overseas Vietnamese visitors for Tet (Lunar New Year), which began this week.

The event featured traditional arts performances and Vietnamese cuisine.

The southern province of Binh Duong has more than 10,000 overseas Vietnamese who live in many countries and regions.

Nguyen Thanh Liem, chairman of the province’s Fatherland Front Committee, said he appreciated the patriotic and valuable contributions of overseas Vietnamese over the last 20 years.     

Liem said that he hoped that they would continue to promote national traditions, stand together to build a sustainable community, preserve national character, become a bridge for cooperation, and promote the image of both Bình Dương and Vietnam.

At the meeting, many of the overseas Vietnamese praised the province’s development and promised to stand together and provide useful contributions to the country.

Overseas Vietnamese have invested in about 119 projects in Binh Duong with a total cost of more than 4 trillion VND (178 million USD) in many fields such as transportation, food processing, engineering, fertiliser production, handicrafts, woodworking and real estate.

Last year, overseas remittances sent to the province reached 2.75 trillion VND (122 million USD), an increase of 8 percent compared to 2015.-VNA