Localities across the country are working to provide for local disadvantaged individuals and war veterans on the quickly-approaching Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.

The Mekong Delta province of An Giang set aside more than 47 billion VND (2.2 million USD) to cover activities in celebration of the holiday.

Accordingly, the province will offer 350,000 VND (16 USD) to around 70,000 people covered by social security, and 600,000 VND (28 USD) to nearly 34,000 individuals and families who served the nation in wartime.

As many as 271 local poor households will be able to enjoy the upcoming holiday comfortably in donated new homes, thanks to contributions from the Vietnam Commercial Bank and the An Giang Lottery Company.
The provincial Fatherland Front Committee also plans to give gifts worth at least 300,000 VND (14 USD) to every household below the poverty line, or about 46,000 families.

Similarly, thousands of gifts worth billions of Vietnamese dong have been offered to impoverished individuals in central Quang Binh province.

Another 200 gifts, each worth 300,000 VND (14 USD) have been presented to poor households in the Truong Xuan commune of Quang Ninh district.

More than 200 ethnic minority elderly and children in the district have also received free health check-ups on the occasion.

Meanwhile in central Quang Ngai province, more than 660 million VND (31 million USD) donated by teachers and students at the Republic of Korea’s Chung Ang University and Doosan Vietnam – Doosan Vina Company will be spent on activities to support residents in Ly Son island district, among others.

The activities include hygiene demonstrations, making handicrafts, drawing, and art performances, which take place from January 26 to February 6.-VNA