Social welfare packages benefits over 2.91 million people in Hanoi hinh anh 1An old woman receiving assistance (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi has provided assistance using the support packages of both the Government and the city for a total of 2.91 million people, labourers and households, with a combined amount of 1.16 trillion VND (50.9 million USD).

Of the total, nearly 883 billion VND was sourced from both central and local budgets, and over 278 billion VND from various sources, according to the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

For the Government's support package, the city has decisions to aid 1.63 million employees and employers, with a total amount of 593 billion VND.

Over 1.4 million labourers benefited from the policy of reducing the insurance premium for occupational accidents and diseases, with a total amount of 147 billion VND. Meanwhile, 164,000 freelancers received a total of 246 billion VND, and 20,400 labourers who are forced to postpone labour contracts and take unpaid leave received 81.5 billion VND.

The city’s support package reached the hands of over 1.27 million locals, with an amount of 568 billion VND. Accordingly, nearly 285,000 people and business households received cash and 985,000 others were presented with food and necessities.

On September 21, the city eased social distancing measures, and the life is gradually returning to new normal. However, local authorities still continue providing social welfare support packages for needy people./.