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President presents Tết gifts to the needy in Lào Cai

Update: January, 14/2017 - 10:03
President Trần Đại Quang presented Tết (Lunar New Year) gifts to state policy beneficiaries and poor households during his visits yesterday  to Gia Phu commune, Bảo Thắng district, and Ban Khoang commune, Sa Pa district, in the northern mountainous province of Lào Cai. – VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sáng

LÀO CAI – President Trần Đại Quang presented Tết (Lunar New Year) gifts to state policy beneficiaries and poor households during his visits yesterday  to Gia Phu commune, Bảo Thắng district, and Ban Khoang commune, Sa Pa district, in the northern mountainous province of Lào Cai.

Gia Phú and Bản Khoang are poor localities consisting largely of ethnic minority residents.  As many as 65.4 per cent of families in Bản Khoang are poor, while another 19.6 per cent are living close to poverty line.

Apart from asking for support in caring for locals during the most important festival of the year, local authorities have also planned to organise a number of traditional festivals for ethnic minority groups during Tết, as well as other cultural events to give locals a happy Tết.

President Quang asked the local government in Bảo Thắng and Sa Pa districts--as well as Lào Cai province--to pay more attention to building new-style rural areas and boosting the province’s growth in all fields.

He stressed that building a stable life for all people through sustainable development is an important part the cause to construct and develop a socialist country with wealth, justice, democracy and civilisation.

The State leader requested Lào Cai promote internal strength, boost the application of advanced technology and seek new production models to suit its specific conditions.

He suggested that Lào Cai expand the model of fish farming and cultivate plant varieties with high productivity to increase the output and quality of farm produce. – VNS

 

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