The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs has proposed gifts totalling 434.5 billion VND (19.9 million USD) be presented to contributors to the nation’s revolution on the occasion of the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

The proposal will be submitted to State President Truong Tan Sang for approval.

The beneficiaries are those who joined the revolution before 1945, heroic mothers, heroes of the people’s armed forces, seriously wounded ex-servicemen, war veterans exposed to Agent Orange/Dioxin, war invalids, and relatives of martyrs, among others.

The programme’s funding is sourced from the State budget plan for 2015.-VNA