Can Tho: New facility for child AO/dioxin victims handed over hinh anh 1Delegates cut ribbon to inaugurate the facility (Source: VNA)

Can Tho (VNA) - The Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho together with sponsoring businesses on September 21 handed over a facility to care for children affected by Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin, which was built within the municipal centre for social work.

With construction having started in January this year, the building cost of over 6 billion VND (258,000 USD) was covered by the business community. The three-storey facility, which has a total floor area of over 960 square metres, will be used to accommodate about 60 children.

Speaking at the handover ceremony, Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Tran Quoc Trung stressed that a policy is needed to support people caring for the children, to encourage them to work, while asking the centre to operate the building efficiently. 

The local department will continue receiving donations for the construction of another building at the centre and raising more funds for the better care of disabled children and those suffering from AO/dioxin./.