A great number of poor workers employed in industrial and processing zones across the country have been presented gifts and free bus tickets to return to their hometowns to celebrate the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.

According to Ho Chi Minh City’s Federation of Labour, the organisation, along with many enterprises and donors, have given Tet gifts and bus tickets worth almost 162 billion VND to over 290,000 workers in the city.

In the southern province of Dong Nai, the provincial Federation of Labour in conjunction with many organisations held a charity programmes to present 7,000 gift packages and 2,500 free bus tickets to workers who have are in disadvantaged situation.

At the Changshing company, 100 percent of labourers working for the firm have received gifts and a sum of money equivalent to their monthly salary, helping them enjoy a happier Tet.

Southern Binh Duong province also made every effort to assist labourers working in the locality on the occasion of upcoming Tet. The locality spent a great amount of money to present gifts to over 3,500 needy workers.

The provincial Federation of Labour presented bus and train tickets to more than 1,300 needy workers, most of whom are from central and northern provinces.

Apart from giving gifts and bus tickets to labourers, authorities have joined with trade unions to organise programmes supporting needy workers who are unable to return home for Tet.

Meanwhile, the Youth Union of the port city of Hai Phong worked with the municipal Department of Transport and Communications to give away nearly 1,000 free bus tickets for students studying in universities and colleges in the city.

In addition, transport enterprises operating in the city also presented 210 Tet gift packages worth 300,000 VND each to poor students.-VNA