|Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc visited Phu Loc district of central Thua Thien-Hue province on Saturday and presented 100 gift packages, each worth VND1 million ($47), to poor households and Agent Orange/Dioxin victims. — VNA/VNS Photo Tuong Vi
HA NOI (VNS) — Activities have been organised for underprivileged people across the country prior to the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet), the biggest holiday in Viet Nam.
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc visited Phu Loc district of central Thua Thien-Hue province on Saturday and presented 100 gift packages, each worth VND1 million ($47), to poor households and Agent Orange/Dioxin victims.
He said the Party and State were consistently focused on the impoverished and suggested local authorities take concrete measures to help the disadvantaged escape poverty.
The same day, President of the Viet Nam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan distributed 190 presents, each worth VND1 million, to fishermen in Tuy Hoa City in central coastal Phu Yen Province.
The VFF leader encouraged fishermen to continue safeguarding the sovereignty of the nation's sea and islands.
Meanwhile, the Viet Nam Youth Union in HCM City presented 300 gift packages to the disadvantaged and those with disabilities yesterday. The young volunteers will wrap up 200 ‘chung' (square glutinous rice) cakes for low-income or homeless people and raise funds for the poor in northwest provinces as part of the union's spring programme.
The same day, the Youth newspaper, in conjunction with the municipal Hospital of Haematology and Blood Transfusion, launched a blood drive for children diagnosed with cancer.
The organisation board also visited and presented gifts to 800 child cancer patients being treated at hospitals in HCM City, Ha Noi, Thua Thien-Hue and Da Nang. — VNS