Officials pay New Year visits to localities hinh anh 1VFF President Nguyen Thien Nhan (first from left) in Vinh Long (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Party and State officials and local authorities paid visits to units and localities ahead of the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) festival on January 21-22.

Politburo member and President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan presented gifts to 200 poor households in Tieu Can district and Tra Vinh city in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh.

While in Vinh Long, another province in the Mekong Delta region, the poor and policy beneficiaries also received gifts from the official.

Working with local authorities of the two provinces, Nhan asked for greater efforts to improve social welfares for disadvantaged people, especially during Tet, besides the main task of boosting economic development.

In the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, authorities of the city and Cai Rang district presented Tet gifts to 300 merchants in Cai Rang floating market, each worth 300,000 VND (13 USD).

While Soc Trang province, the Bach Dang square in Soc Trang city was inaugurated after four months of upgrading, serving as a venue for Tet celebration activities.

In An Nghiep industrial park, the provincial Labour Federation held a programme attracting more than 500 poor workers to offer them a warm Tet.

In Long An province, local authorities paid Tet visits to border guards and other forces working in the border line.

On January 22, head of the Party Central Committee’s Organisation Commission Pham Minh Chinh visited to armed forces, families of policy beneficiaries and heroic Vietnamese mothers in the central province of Quang Nam.-VNA