Pre-Tet visits paid to former State leaders, the poor hinh anh 1Hanoi leaders visit former Party General Secretary Do Muoi (Photo: ​hanoimoi)
Hanoi (VNA) – A Hanoi delegation led by Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai and Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung visited former Party, State and National Assembly leaders on the threshold of the Lunar New Year (Tet).

The Hanoi leaders extended New Year wishes to former Party General Secretaries Do Muoi, Le Kha Phieu and Nong Duc Manh, former Presidents Le Duc Anh and Tran Duc Luong, and former NA Chairmen Nguyen Van An and Nguyen Sinh Hung.

The delegation also made pre-Tet visits to policy beneficiary families and the poor in the city as well as retired officials.

Meanwhile in Ho Chi Minh City, municipal leaders offered incense and flowers to martyrs at the Ho Chi Minh City Martyrs’ Cemetery as well as the City Cemetery, which was part of activities to show gratefulness to those who sacrificed their lives for national liberation.

The municipal leaders also paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at the Ho Chi Minh Museum in the city and the Ho Chi Minh Monument, as well as President Ton DucThanh at the Ton Duc Thang Museum.

In the northern province of Phu Tho, the provincial Fatherland Front Committee and sponsors presented over 24,500 gifts worth 7.8 billion VND to the needy. The committee also called for localities and individuals to join a programme to support the poor during Tet, thus raising more funds for them.

Urban localities of Phu Tho donated 21,000 Tet gifts valued at over 6.6 billion VND to the needy, while other supporting funds of sponsors also offered them with 3,400 presents worth 1.16 billion VND.

At the same time, the central province of Ha Tinh also presented 118,000 gifts to poor households with a total value of over 22 billion VND.

The Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu has spent over 27 billion VND supporting the poor during Tet. Each poor household will receive 400,000 VND, while those living close to the poverty line will get 300,000 VND. Families with retired officials will get 500,000 VND each and those with extreme difficulty will be assisted with 500,000 VND-700,000 VND each.

According to Le Thi Ai Nam, Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, said that local officials also visited and presented gifts to policy beneficiary families and ethnic minority groups.-VNA