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Hanoi (VNA) - Hanoi will spend 378.9 billion VND (over 16 million USD) on gifts to 871,790 people on the occasion of the upcoming Lunar New Year 2019, according to the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

Accordingly, policy beneficiaries and impoverished households, the elderly, outstanding individuals, and poor workers will receive gifts worth from 300,000 VND (nearly 13 USD) to 2,500,000 VND each.

Additionally, the city will present Tet gifts to 95 organisations which are caring for those who rendered services to the nation revolution, and outstanding business units of wounded and sick soldiers and disabled people in the city, as well as social protection centres.

Financial support will also be given to those who work during the holiday.

The municipal People’s Committee also assigned the People’s Committees of districts and towns, and heads of relevant agencies to call for donations and assistance from organizations and individuals, thus bringing warm Tet to policy beneficiaries and poor people on the occasion of the longest and biggest annual festival in Vietnam.-VNA