Illustrative photo (Source: ​suoitien.com)

Hanoi (VNA) – Disadvantaged workers at industrial zones nationwide are treated to entertainment activities and gifts from their companies and authorities to ease their loneliness when they are not able to reunite with families on the lunar New Year festival (Tet).

In Ho Chi Minh City, the management board of the local industrial zones held a worker festival at the Suoi Tien cultural tourism site on January 25 for more than 600 workers, who could not go home on Tet.

The workers were given free tickets to the park, partied with municipal officials and each participant also received a gift worth 600,000 VND (26.5 USD).

Doan Thanh Phu, a worker from the southern province of Kien Giang who has been through many Tet holidays away from home, said events like this are meaningful to people like him, adding that assistance from the local authorities has encouraged workers to devote more energies to their work in the year ahead.

The trade union organisation in the Mekong Delta province of Long An also held similar events for poor workers. The provincial Labour Union said local public agencies and companies have so far channeled nearly 30 billion VND (1.3 million USD) into Tet bonuses for workers, of which 3 billion VND (132,810 USD) were spent on 7,000 free bus tickets.

Meanwhile, in the northern province of Hai Duong, companies and individuals have donated over 11 billion VND (486,970 USD) to support the local needy during Tet, with more than 20,000 gifts reaching the disadvantaged community.-VNA