Efforts made to care for the needy ahead of Tet hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– The central province of Nghe An has decided to support the needy in the locality with 50.5 billion VND ahead of the Lunar New Year (Tet).

In the upcoming holiday, the province will not let off fireworks to save money for the poor.

Currently, Nghe An has over 80,000 poor households, mostly residing in mountainous and border areas. In 2017, the province built 541 new houses and upgraded 299 others for the poor.

Meanwhile, the central province of Quang Tri has also launched a number of activities to ensure a warm festival for all poor workers in the province.

This year, Tet bonus for local workers in the locality varies from 200,000 VND to 72 million VND. Many small firms have no plan to offer bonus for workers.

Along with keeping a close watch on businesses’ implementation of salary and bonus regulations, local authorities have also held dialogues with the firms to deal with difficulties facing them and the workers.

Last year, the provincial Trade Union supported over 4,000 workers with underprivileged circumstances with over 2 billion VND, while building 45 new houses worth 1.79 billion VND to the needy.

Quang Tri now has about 35,000 labourers, many of whom face difficulties.

At the same time, the Management Board of the southern province of Binh Phuoc reported that more than 100 enterprises have announced Tet bonus for workers at average 5.2 million VND each.

Trade unions at all levels have built plans to support workers, including free travel assistance and Tet gifts.-VNA