President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFFCC) Nguyen Thien Nhan has pledged a more scientific and practical approach to policies targeting ex-servicemen and women, saying that it comes as tribute to them.

In an interview with a Vietnam News Agency reporter on the fringes of a teleconference in Hanoi on March 18 to review such policies for 2014-2015, Nhan acknowledged that this is a tough task but it must be done with a high determination.

The review will focus on seven groups with over 4 million, including heroic Vietnamese mothers, families of war martyrs, and Agent Orange victims, under the watch of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, the Women’s Union, the Association of the Victims of Agent Orange/dioxin, among others.

About its progress, Nhan said the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) and the VFFCC Standing Committee signed an agreement with the Ministry of Information and Communications on December 5, 2013, to raise public awareness of the review.

He noted that following the training conference that involves top labour officials from the 63 cities and provinces nationwide, authorities from the central to local levels will be prepared for the review.

Materials guiding the implementation can be found on MoLISA website.

In April and May, each district will choose a commune to conduct the review on an experimental basis. The MoLISA and local authorities, meanwhile, will be responsible to address any complaint on its results.

Nhan expressed hope that the media will pay attention to the work, working as a channel to receive public feedback and honour outstanding models along the way.-VNA