Illustrative photo (Source: VNA)

Hai Duong (VNA) – The Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Committee of the northern province of Hai Duong held a meeting on December 27 to launch a programme to call for support to the poor during the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet).

The programme aims to provide each needy household with a gift worth 500,000 VND (22 USD).

It will start from January 1 to February 2, 2018, during which agencies, organisations, enterprises and donors are encouraged to help the poor through the provincial VFF Committee and socio-political organisations or directly sending the gifts to the needy.

As schedule, the gifts will be delivered to the beneficiaries by February 10, 2018.

At the meeting, President of the provincial VFF Committee Vuong Duc Sang asked local departments, agencies and organisations to actively respond to the programme, while strengthening communications on it among the public.

Sang also requested localities to promptly review the number of needy households to ensure gifts are given to right people.

Currently, Hai Duong has 21,104 poor households.-VNA