Tet gifts presented to policy beneficiaries in Hanoi, Hai Duong

Friday, 2019-01-18 10:19:54
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Secretary of Hanoi municipal Party Committee, Hoang Trung Hai (seventh from left) presents Tet gifts to local policy beneficiaries in Ba Vi district on January 17. (Photo: NDO/Duy Linh)
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NDO – Politburo member and Secretary of Hanoi municipal Party Committee, Hoang Trung Hai, joined the city’s Red Cross Society on January 17 to present gifts to disadvantaged locals and victims of Agent Orange in Ba Vi district, encouraging them to enjoy a happy upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

Conveying his Tet wishes to locals, Hai said caring for the disadvantaged, Agent Orange victims and people in difficult circumstances is a good cultural tradition of Hanoi. Over the past years, the city has focused on implementing solutions for socio-economic development with encouraging results, aimed at raising incomes for its people and promoting poverty alleviation.

He urged the city’s Red Cross to better promote its core role in humanitarian activities, while continuing to mobilise support from relevant sides in caring for vulnerable groups to help them enjoy a warm Tet.

Ba Vi district was also urged to actively organise visits to the local disadvantaged and give them Tet gifts, while effectively implementing social welfare policies and organising Tet welcoming activities in a joyful, safe and economical manner.

* On the same day, Deputy Chairman of the National Assembly (NA), General Do Ba Ty paid a pre-Tet visit to the Military Region 5 Command in Da Nang city.

Speaking at the meeting, General Ty praised the achievements of the Military Region 5 officers and soldiers in the past year. Regarding the plan for 2019, the NA urged the Command of Military Region 5 to continue improving the quality of training for soldiers, while coordinating with the local authorities to carry out national defence task and participate in local socio-economic development campaigns.

On the occasion of the upcoming Tet, he suggested that the units under the Military Region 5 pay attention to the soldiers' lives and coordinate with the concerned localities to visit and present Tet gifts to policy beneficiaries.

* On the same day, General Do Ba Ty paid pre-Tet visits to policy families in Da Nang city.

In Hai Duong province, local authorities have decided to spend VND37.8 billion from the local budget to visit and give gifts to policy families. The province will present 64,000 gifts, worth VND500,000 each, to families of martyrs, war invalids, policy beneficiaries, wounded soldiers and revolutionary activists. It also provides subsidies to 265 communes, wards and towns with 16,000 disadvantaged households, with each support slot worth VND300,000.

Students in difficult circumstances receive Tet gifts from a representative of the Vietnamese Student Association during a Tet welcoming programme in Hanoi on January 17. (Photo: NDO/Linh Phan)

On Thursday evening, in Hanoi, the Vietnam Student Support and Development Centre (under the Vietnamese Student Association) held a programme to care for students in difficult circumstances. At the programme, the organisers handed over free bus tickets and Tet gifts to students and officers of the association who are in difficult circumstances.

The programme is part of a series of activities to support 400 students and staff of the Vietnamese Student Association, implemented in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and the provinces of Thai Nguyen and Tay Ninh. The activities take place from January 17 to 23, with a total support value of about VND400 million.