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Poor workers can go home for Tet

Update: January, 17/2014 - 08:36
Disadvantaged workers in the HCM City-based Linh Trung Processing Zone being presented with gifts and tickets for Tet. Provinces and cities nationwide have made plans to support disadvantaged and migrant workers to ensure all labourers can enjoy the coming Tet holiday. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Vu

HA NOI (VNS)— Provinces and cities throughout the country will provide disadvantaged and migrant workers with bus tickets and gifts during the upcoming Tet holiday.

With a fund of VND700 million (US$33,300) taken from their own budget, and also provided from enterprises, the Ha Noi Labour Federation will organise free bus trips for migrant workers to return home for the Tet holiday.

According to Kieu Hung, head of the federation's Legal Policy Board, more than 3,000 workers will benefit from the free bus programme.

Hung also revealed that the federation would offer financial gifts worth VND500,000 (nearly $24) each to 500 disadvantaged workers to help them celebrate Tet.

Further, the HCM City Support Centre for Young Workers will hand out 1,000 bus tickets to assist workers in returning home for Tet.

Workers from the central provinces of Phu Yen, Binh Dinh, Quang Ngai, Quang Nam, Quang Tri, Quang Binh and Ha Tinh can register for free tickets until January 20.

The centre will also organise five mobile sale points with special holiday shopping promotions for workers.

Additionally, plans call for 1,300 gifts and 200 city tour tickets to be distributed to disadvantaged workers in industrial parks and export-processing zones in the city.

In central Da Nang City, authorities have earmarked nearly VND24 billion ($1.14 million) to provide allowances for retired workers.

They also have plans to offer financial gifts to many disadvantaged workers, including cyclo riders, who are each to receive VND250,000 ($12) to celebrate Tet.

Similar activities are being carried out in other cities and provinces throughout the country. — VNS


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