Vice Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee Vo Thi Dung (L) presents gifts to disadvantaged workers on February 1 (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – Leaders of Ho Chi Minh City joined disadvantaged workers in a celebration on February 1 to share the joy of the upcoming Lunar New Year festival (Tet).

The event was held at Suoi Tien Theme Park by the HCM City Export Processing and Industrial Zones Authority (HEPZA), gathering 600 disadvantaged workers who are unable to return home for Tet – a traditional occasion for family reunions.

At the programme, municipal officials and workers had a meal with traditional Tet dishes together. Workers also received Tet gifts and the best wishes from the city’s administration.

On the thresholds of Tet that falls in early February, HEPZA and local businesses have organised numerous activities to care for workers such as presenting 4,000 bus tickets to help them return home for Tet and over 151,000 gift packs to those with disadvantages. 

A variety of celebrations have also been held to help workers enjoy a happy Tet in the southern economic hub of Vietnam.-VNA