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US$17 million allocated to care for policy beneficiaries ahead of Tet    
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US$17 million allocated to care for policy beneficiaries ahead of Tet Politburo member and Secretary of Hanoi municipal Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai presents bicycles to poor students in An Phu commune, My Duc district, Hanoi. (Photo: kinhtedothi.vn)
Jan 30 2018

More than VND386 billion (about US$17 million) has been allocated from the State to care for revolutionary contributors ahead of Tet, the traditional Lunar New Year festival, according to a Decision signed by President Tran Dai Quang.

Accordingly, gifts worth VND400,000 (US$17.72) and VND200,000 (US$8.86) each will be given to those who participated in revolutionary activities up to the August Revolution (August 19, 1945), Heroic Mothers, Heroes of the People’s Armed Forces, Labour Heroes during the Resistance War, war invalids, and fallen soldiers’ relatives.

On the occasion, Hanoi city authorities decided to spend VND288 billion (US$12.7 million) to present Tet gifts to approximately 825,000 policy beneficiaries in the city.

Politburo member and Secretary of Hanoi municipal Party Committee Hoang Trung Hai on January 24 granted more than 390 gifts to 10 poor households and 30 poor students in the An Phu commune, My Duc district.

The same day, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh visited and delivered gifts to low-income families, the visually-impaired, and children with disabilities in Phu Vang district, Thua Thien – Hue province.

She also attended the ground-breaking ceremony of Vinh Phu Secondary School in Phu Vang district, and presented 100 scholarships to poor students with excellent academic performance in the district.

Also on January 24, National Assembly Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu visited and presented gifts to soldiers of Battalion No. 68 under the Military High Command of Thanh Hoa province ahead of Tet.

He highly appreciated the soldiers’ services to the country, reaffirming that the Party, Government and National Assembly always attach great attention to the development of Vietnamese People’s Army.-NDO