More gift packages are being delivered to people from disadvantaged backgrounds on the occasion of the up-coming traditional Lunar New Year (Tet).

Politburo member and standing member of the Party Central Committee Secretariat Le Hong Anh on February 9 presented 100 gifts, each worth 1 million VND (47 USD), to poor households and Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin victims in Hoa Binh district of southern Bac Lieu province.

The same day, Minister of Information and Communication Nguyen Bac Son brought 10,000 gift packages to needy and beneficiary families in Dai Tu, Dinh Hoa, Dong Hy, Phu Luong and Vo Nhai districts of northern Thai Nguyen province, worth a combined 800 million VND (37,600 USD). The gifts were donated by Hoa Binh Company in Hanoi.

Authorities from the northern province of Nam Dinh earmarked over 43 billion VND (2 million USD) to present gifts to poverty-stricken and welfare beneficiary households.

Meanwhile, the Vietnam Red Cross Society’s chapter in central Nghe An province delivered New Year gifts to 60 poor fishermen in Dien Chau district, each worth 1 million VND.

Vice President and General Secretary of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Vu Trong Kim handed over gift packages to 60 underprivileged families in Nam Giang and Thang Binh districts of central Quang Nam province, worth total 30 million VND (1,410 USD).

Vice Chairwoman of the Vietnam Women’s Union Bui Thi Hoa visited and presented gifts to Vietnamese heroic mothers, AO victims, and needy women in the provincial Thang Binh and Nui Thanh districts and Tam Ky city.

This year, the Vietnam Red Cross Society launched a programme to raise over 1 million Tet gift packages to warm the hearts of AO victims and needy people from ethnic minorities and remote areas.-VNA