Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh visits policy beneficiaries in Vinh Long province (Photo: VNA)

 

Vinh Long (VNA) – Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh visited and presented 150 gift sets for policy beneficiaries, poor families and Agent Orange/dioxin victims in Nguyen Van Thanh and Tan Thanh communes of the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long on August 8.

After being briefed on socio-economic conditions by local authorities, the Vice President spoke highly of the recent achievements of the two communes, especially in poverty alleviation, national target programme on building new-style rural areas and economic structure shifting, which help raised locals’ income.

She voiced her hope that the communes will continue to spare no efforts to ensure sustainable socio-economic development and effectively implement policies for those who rendered services to the nation, as well as reduce poverty and fulfil targets to receive the new-style rural area recognition.

Thinh also expressed her gratitude to policy beneficiaries who made contributions to the country’s revolutionary cause.

Vinh Long province is home to more than 64,000 revolutionary contributors, including over 16,400 martyrs, 4,500 war invalids, 50 people with the “Hero of the People’s Armed Forces” title, along with about 2,850 Heroic Mothers.

There were around 10,355 poor households in the province, accounting for 3.71 percent of the local population. In the first six months of this year, the province raised over 106.7 billion VND (4.57 million USD) from social sources to support needy families and implement social welfare programmes.

On the occasion, the Vice President visited students of the Ho Chi Minh City Banking University who are joining a summer voluntary campaign in Tan Thanh commune.-VNA