About 3,000 workers in industrial and export processing zones in Hanoi will board free buses to return home for the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday, the longest and most important festival in the year.

The scheme forms part of the Hanoi Federation of Labour’s efforts to help workers in difficulty enjoy the holiday with their families.

Accordingly, from January 27-29 next year, or the 27th, 28 h and 29th days of the twelfth lunar month, buses will pick up workers at industrial parks and clusters in Hanoi to bring them home.

The federation has worked with businesses to register workers for free travel before December 12, 2013.

Particularly, the federation will organise a year-end party for municipal workers on January 28, 2014.

According to the federation’s Vice President Dang Thi Phuong Hoa, over the past time, the city’s trade unions at all levels has made all-out efforts to protect the legitimate rights and interests of public servants and workers in the capital.-VNA