The Ho Chi Minh City authorities have set specific plans to ensure a happy Tet (Lunar New Year) Festival for beneficiaries of social welfares, poor households, and workers at industrial parks.

Vice Chairman of the city’s Labour Federation Nguyen Van Khai said the organisation will not only support workers at industrial and export processing zones but also those working in businesses in districts.

It will hold programmes for workers with difficulties to welcome the traditional festival and present 1,500 gifts to those who have to stay in the city during Tet, he said.

The federation will strengthen supervision on businesses’ implementation of salary and bonus policies for workers, he added.

Meanwhile, the HCM City chapter of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union has spared no efforts to mobilise donations from organisations and individuals to buy 3,500 tickets for workers to return home for Tet and 1,800 gifts to young labourers.

The city’s Student Support Centre has implemented a programme to give 2,000 bus tickets to poor students and those with their families suffering serious damage caused by flooding.

The HCM City Fatherland Front Committee also strives to mobilise over 4.6 billion VND for activities to help local people, especially the elderly and ethnic minorities, enjoy a happy Lunar New Year.-VNA