Tet gifts, charitable grants for needy people hinh anh 1Chairman of Can Tho city People's Committee Vo Thanh Thong presents gift to Vietnamese heroic mother Le Thi Binh (Source:tintucmientien)
Hanoi (VNA) – Municipal authorities in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho presented gifts to policy beneficiaries and needy people on January 13 on the threshold of Lunar New Year (Tet).

The city has allocated 93.8 billion VND (4.3 million USD) in funding, and those eligible will receive gifts and charitable grants worth from 600,000 VND (27.3 USD) to 800,000 VND (36.4 USD).

The city has implemented several policies to support social welfare beneficiaries and disadvantaged households in the locality, and has made significant achievements.

On the same day, free check-ups and surgeries were offered to more than 200 children suffering from congenital deformities such as cleft palate and skin cancer in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Nai.

The initiative was organised by the Dong Nai General Hospital, the Italian Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City and Italy’s Intherenos Interplast organisation.

Italian Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Cartotta Colli said the event has helped to tighten the relationship between Italy and the city as well as Vietnam at large.

Technical seminars on health to share experiences in the field were also held on the occasion.

Intherenos Interplast is an Italian non-governmental organisation that has been operating for over 25 years, conducting more than 7,000 surgeries in countries around the world.-VNA