President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Tran Thanh Man (front, second, right) presents Tet gifts to people in Soc Trang on February 10 (Photo: VNA)

Soc Trang (VNA) – President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Tran Thanh Man and officials of the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang visited disadvantaged people in Thuan Hoa commune, Chau Thanh district, on February 10 ahead of the Lunar New Year festival (Tet).

The VFF leader informed local authorities and residents about national socio-economic attainments last year and the Party, State and VFF’s activities to support policy beneficiary families, deprived households, and Agent Orange victims ahead of Tet.

In 2017, the VFF assisted 16 localities with 40 billion VND (1.76 million USD) to build houses for less privileged people and spent 5.5 billion VND (242,500 USD) on gifts for low-income earners nationwide.

Extending New Year wishes to Soc Trang leaders and residents, Man asked local authorities to continue supporting disadvantaged households to have a happy Tet.

The province also needs to pay more heed to poverty reduction, hi-tech agriculture, public knowledge improvement, and tourism development. It is important to help underprivileged households to escape from poverty in a sustainable manner, he noted.

On this occasion, the VFF Central Committee and the Vietnam Red Cross Society presented 50 gift packages to disadvantaged families in Thuan Hoa commune.-VNA