Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on April 6 joined thousands in a walk in Ho Chi Minh City to support people with disabilities (PWDs).

The event is a call for people from all walks of life to join hands in caring for and assisting the PWDs to better integrate into the community.

Speaking at the event, PM Dung said that the Party and State have put forth many policies to protected the rights of disabled people and encourage them to become active members of society.

They are now provided with health insurance cards to secure health care, and many more are now afforded competent legal assistance.

Many of them also have gained significant achievements in learning, business, science and sports.

The Government leader spoke highly of assistance from donors at home and abroad for the disabled, asking them to continue their help to support more.

He also urged ministries and sectors to further implement legal regulations aiding the disabled, especially in areas related to vocational training, employment, education, and health care.

During the walk, more than 10 billion VND (470,000 USD) was raised.

Vietnam is now home to around 6.7 million disabled people, including 3.6 million women and 1.2 million children. Five million are living in rural areas.-VNA