The Steering Committee for the Northwestern Region on January 12 presented gifts to the poor, people who rendered services during wartime, and some nursery schools in Dien Bien province’s Muong Cha and Nam Po districts.

The presentation was held in the run up to the traditional Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, which will fall on February 15-23.

The gifts comprised 35 LCD televisions and 20 packages of electric cookers, kettles, mosquito nets, and blankets totaling more than 100 million VND (over 4,760 USD).

They were part of more than 200 TVs and 100 gift packages donated by social organisations and businesses.

Earlier, the committee also gave similar presents to people in the neighbouring provinces of Lai Chau, Lao Cai, and Yen Bai.-VNA