The Vinh Phuc provincial Confederation of Labour held a Tet celebration for local workers on January 25 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – One thousand gift packages worth a total 700 million VND (30,800 USD) have been presented to people with disadvantages nationwide to help them enjoy a happy Lunar New Year (Tet) as the traditional festival approaches.

On January 25, a delegation of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha’s Ho Chi Minh City chapter presented gifts to low-income families, the elderly and ethnic minority people in Phu Rieng and Dong Phu districts of southern Binh Phuoc province.

Meanwhile, the Vinh Phuc provincial Confederation of Labour held a Tet celebration for local workers. At this event, it handed more than 400 million VND (17,600 USD) to 40 workers to help them build houses while offering 635 million VND (28,000 USD) in aid for 324 others.

About 1,150 gift packages were also presented to workers in the northern province ahead of Tet.

The same day, the Vietnam Association for Victims of Agent Orange (AO)/Dioxin visited and sent Tet gifts to war veterans who are AO/dioxin victims in Vinh Phuc province.

On January 22 and 23, the association also presented Tet gifts to AO/dioxin victims in the central provinces of Nghe An, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue. From now to February 10, about a week ahead of the Lunar New Year, it plans to continue the tour offering Tet support in many other provinces, including Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Bac Giang, Tay Ninh and Binh Phuoc.-VNA