Numerous local authorities nationwide are making every effort to help social beneficiaries and poor households better celebrate the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

Central Nghe An province has visited and presented social beneficiaries and people who rendered great services to the country with gifts worth 54 billion VND (2.53 million USD) on the occasion of the festive season.

Along with efforts by the provincial authorities, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Nghe An chapter called on businesses, organisations and individuals to give over 3,000 presents to poor households and disadvantaged children to help them enjoy a happy Tet. The locality also asked the Government to grant almost 4,200 tonnes of rice to 100,000 local households.

Meanwhile, the southern province of Dong Thap will spend over 11 billion VND (517,000 USD) to help families with contribution to the country’s revolution, underprivileged households and social beneficiaries have a sufficient Tet.

Dong Thap’s Children Sponsoring Fund has also received a financial assistance worth 7 billion VND (about 329,000 USD) from donors in and outside the country to support over 7,000 local children.

Southern Dong Nai province also decided to provide about 130 billion VND (roughly 6.11 million USD) to more than 17,000 recipients, including people with contributions to the country’s revolution and families of martyrs beneficiaries and poor households, on the occasion of the upcoming Tet.

In addition, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Dong Nai chapter called on businesses operating in the locality to donate over 1.1 billion VND (about 51,700 USD) to present gifts to needy families in remote areas and ethnic people.

The Dong Nai Association of Agent Orange/dioxin victims will hand over 600 gifts worth 500,000 VND (23.5 USD) each to AO victims in the province.-VNA