At the ceremony (Photo: VNA)

Tay Ninh (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh and a delegation from the Government Office on August 27 presented 50 houses worth 3.5 billion VND (150,500 USD) and a number of scholarships to poor households and students in border communes of Tan Bien district, the southern province of Tay Ninh.

Along with the houses, sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the delegation also presented 130 million VND (5,590 USD) in the form of scholarships, 500 school bags, 300 notebooks, and 50 bicycles to local students, along with 200 gifts for poor households. All gifts were mobilised from agencies and enterprises.

Nguyen Van Cuong, President of the Trade Union of the Administration-Management Department of the Government Office, said that the annual programme has been carried out for 20 years with the support of State agencies and businesses.

In the future, the programme hopes to reach poor households and students in other remote areas to give them a helping hand, he said.

Dang Van Nghia, Chairman of the People’s Committee of Tan Bien district highly appreciated the assistance, describing it as a motivation for poor students to continue their studying and for local households to develop their production and improve their living conditions.–VNA