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Hanoi (VNA) – Various activities have been held in many localities to help the needy enjoy a warm traditional Lunar New Year (Tet), the most important festival in a year of Vietnamese people.

In the southern province of Dong Nai, the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour and Mobifone company on February 8 presented 1,200 train tickets to poor workers in Dong Nai, Binh Duong and Long An to return to their homelands in the northern and central regions for the holiday.

The programme was first launched in 2016. So far, 4,400 travel tickets have been delivered to the needy.

The same day, in the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long, the Vietnam Red Cross Society’s representative office in the southern region and the provincial Red Cross Society granted gifts worth 500,000 VND each to 100 local poor households and victims of Agent Orange/dioxin.

According to President of the provincial Red Cross Society Le Dong Nhac, the organisation has mobilised 32,500 gifts for those in need.

Meanwhile, the northern province of Phu Tho’s Labour Federation has implemented a number of activities to support labourers, including offering gifts to poor workers, assisting poor households in building houses. So far, trade unions in the locality have given nearly 2,000 Tet gifts to poor workers.

At the same time, Le Minh Hung, Vice President of the Labour Federation of the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang said that the federation has worked with some agencies to give nearly 1,200 travel tickets worth over 600 million VND to workers in the locality, while presenting nearly 14,000 poor labourers with nearly 5.4 billion VND in cash, along with Tet gifts worth over 2.5 billion VND to 12,000 needy people.

The federation plans to hold a Tet celebration for workers in industrial parks as well as call on enterprises to present 5,000 gifts and at least 500 travel tickets to poor workers, he said. It will also give financial assistance to 21 households to build new houses, added Hung.-VNA