HA NOI (VNS) — The Party Central Committee's Secretariat has banned its members at grassroots levels from giving Tet (Lunar New Year) gifts to senior officers.
Following a newly-issued official document, signed by Le Hong Anh, Politburo member and standing member of the secretariat, all provincial Party Committees and central-level agencies are requested to not use public funds, vehicles and property to serve individual purposes during Tet.
Further, the document calls upon people to obey the Party and the Government's policies on practicing thrift and fighting waste during the lunar new year festival.
The order also requested provincial Party Committees to not sponsor visits for Party and State leaders to wish New Year's greetings during Tet.
Also, no ceremonies will be held in the headquarters of the Party's agencies during the upcoming 84th founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Viet Nam.
Localities are asked to take drastic measures to prevent crimes and fires, while assuring that the public remains safe.
Also, state agencies should arrange for workers to be on duty to provide public services during the Tet holidays from January 25 and February 5. —VNS