The disabled undertake vocational training (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Pham Thi Hai Chuyen has asked centrally-run cities and provinces to offer all possible support to the poor, the elderly, the disabled, ex-revolutionaries and children living in need to bring them a warm and happy Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

The ministry’s officials will visit several care centres for war invalids in the northern provinces of Bac Ninh, Bac Giang and Ha Nam; the central province of Thanh Hoa; and the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau. They will present gifts worth 500,000 VND to individuals and 3 million VND to units.

Municipal and provincial authorities were also asked to regularly check Tet bonuses for workers, particularly those working in mountainous, border and island areas, while ensuring occupational safety and injury prevention – particularly for children.

Localities that are provided rice aid for Tet must conduct regular inspections to ensure fair distribution.

To Duc, deputy head of the ministry’s Department of Social Protection, said the ministry has received requests to grant 12,000 tonnes of rice to nearly 815,000 households in 11 cities and provinces.

The Prime Minister has so far given a nod to Tuyen Quang and Nghe An’s support proposals.

The ministry will continue submitting other requests to the Prime Minister this week.-VNA