Politburo member and Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City’s Party Committee Le Thanh Hai visited and extended Lunar New Year (Tet) wishes to border guards and impoverished residents in coastal Can Gio district of the city on February 11.

Visiting Flotilla 2 and the Thanh An, Can Thanh and Long Hoa border posts, Hai praised achievements by the border guards in recent years, including successfully protecting the border, actively engaging in rescue operations, and assisting locals in boosting socio-economic development.

He said he hopes the border guards will continue promoting their active and close ties with the people.

The municipal leader also presented Tet gifts to five impoverished ethnic minority families in Binh Khanh commune of Can Gio district as well as President Truong Tan Sang’s gift to 100-year-old Huynh Thi Kiem in Can Thanh town.

The same day, a delegation of HCM City authorities, led by Deputy Standing Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Vo Van Thuong, paid a visit to a mobile police regiment, disadvantaged households, and policy beneficiaries in District 9.

Deputy Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyen Thi Thu Ha visited impoverished households, old people, and the families of soldiers based on the Truong Sa archipelago.

Meanwhile, in the northern province of Thai Nguyen, provincial leaders visited and extended Tet wishes to families of soldiers and officials serving in border and sea areas.

Authorities in the northern province of Hung Yen also offered presents to poor households, policy beneficiaries, veterans, and orphans in the locality.

The Hung Yen Association of Agent Orange/Dioxin Victims also distributed 540 gift packages worth a total of 190 million VND (8,930 USD) to victims across 10 districts. Impoverished children in the locality also received presents worth a total of 240 million VND (11,280 USD).

At the same time, the People’s Committee of the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum provided 500,000 VND to 18,422 disadvantaged and ethnic minority households to ensure a warm festival.

The Transport Department of the southern province of Binh Phuoc gifted two new houses valued at 60 million VND (2,820 USD) each to poor families in Hon Quan district and Binh Long town.-VNA