HCM City: More districts launch pension payment service via post hinh anh 1Illustrative photo (Source:Internet)
HCM City (VNA) – The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has recently agreed to pay monthly pensions and social insurance allowances in cash through post offices from May in four more districts.

The districts to implement the programme are Nha Be, Can Gio, Hoc Mon and Cu Chi. Three wards in Tan Phu district will also join the project.

According to Cao Van Sang, Director of the city’s Social Insurance Agency, HCM City in last July launched a pilot scheme to pay pensions and social insurance for pensioners in District 1 and Binh Chanh district.

For pensioners of over 80 years old or those who are unable to move, the post offices send the payments to their homes for free.

Under the pilot programme, nearly 7,000 people in District 1 and Binh Chanh district got the payments in cash via the post networks.

Sang said most pensioners and insurance beneficiaries are satisfied with the programme.

HCM City is set to implement the programme in the remaining 18 districts from this July.-VNA