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Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) has proposed a plan on giving presents to people with meritorious services to the country’s revolution on the occasion of the 71st anniversary of War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27).

Under the plan, which will cost more than 355.4 billion VND (over 15.5 million USD), gifts worth 400,000 VND (17.5 USD) each will be presented to Vietnamese heroic mothers; war invalids and sick soldiers who have lost 81 percent or more of their working capacity; veteran revolutionaries who lost 81 percent or more of their working capacity due to exposure to toxic chemicals during the war; and fallen soldiers’ next of kin who enjoy monthly daily living allowances.

Meanwhile, gifts worth 200,000 VND (nearly 9 USD) each will be distributed to war invalids and sick soldiers who have lost 80 percent or less of their working capacity; veteran revolutionaries who lost 80 percent or less of their working capacity due to exposure to toxic chemicals during the war.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc authorized the Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to submit the plan to the President for approval.

The total amount of money for the gifts donation will be sourced from the 2018 State budget.-VNA