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February 2 (VNA) – Authorities and labour federations at all levels are busy distributing gifts to the disadvantaged in order to help them celebrate the year’s most important traditional festival – the Lunar New Year (Tet) – in comfort and happiness.

Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung on February 1 visited the areas seriously affected by floods and landslides last October in Da Bac district, the northern province of Hoa Binh, where he presented warm blankets, water filters and cash to schools in Hien Luong commune. He also presented 300 million VND raised by his ministry’s trade union to Hoa Binh province’s Fund for the Poor to distribute to local needy people.

The day before, the minister brought gifts to residents in landslide-prone areas in Phuc San commune, Hoa Binh’s Mai Chau district.

Also on February 1, the Labour Federation of the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien organized a Tet programme for local workers. On the occasion, the federation distributed 160 gifts, each worth 700,000 VND to needy trade union members.  

The same day, Labour Federation of the northern province of Ninh Binh hosted a similar programme and presented 70 gifts for workers in specially disadvantaged circumstances. The province’s youth union also gave out 35 gifts.

In the central province of Quang Nam, more than 2,200 households will have electricity before Tet, which will fall on February 16.

The central city of Da Nang has allocated 44.5 billion VND (1.97 million USD) to buy Tet gifts for beneficiaries of State preferential policies and poor labourers.-VNA