Vice Chairperson of the People’s Committee of northern Ha Nam province Tran Hong Nga on December 13 lauded the local Christian community for their contributions to the locality’s socio-economic development.

The official made the praise at a get-together with the catholic and protestant dignitaries in the province on the occasion of the upcoming Christmas festival.

He extended Christmas greetings to all catholic and protestant dignitaries and followers and voiced his hopes that they will do more for the country’s socio-economic development.

Over the past time, Ha Nam’s authorities have given importance to creating every possible condition for religions to operate in line with law.

Numerous measures were also adopted to improve the living standards of local residents in general and religious followers in particular.

On behalf of the dignitaries, father Bui Ngoc Tuan, in charge of the Ha Nam parish, thanked the local authorities for their concern and support to the Christian community.

In the coming time, Ha Nam’s dignitaries will continue encouraging the Christian followers to uphold the patriotism, abide by the law and contribute to the country’s socio-economic development, he said.-VNA