|The government will give 7,000 tonnes of rice to poor people in seven provinces ahead of the Lunar New Year 2016. — Photo phapluattp.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — The labour, invalids and social affairs ministry (MoLISA) has suggested to the government that 7,000 tonnes of rice should be given to the poor ahead of the Lunar New Year.
The aid will help nearly 500,000 people in the seven provinces of Tuyen Quang, Nghe An, Quang Tri and Lao Cai, besides Ha Nam, Yen Bai and Binh Dinh.
The government has so far supplied rice to people in Tuyen Quang, Nghe An, Quang Tri and Lao Cai provinces, particularly, more than 3,600 tonnes to about 241,000 people in Nghe An.
Tuyen Quang Province received more than 269 tonnes of rice for distribution among nearly 18,000 residents.
The other provinces will receive the aid before February 3 (the 25th day of the last lunar month).
The government will also give more than VND300 billion (US$13.4 million) to two million families under the preferential treatment policy and to those who have made significant contributions to the country, on the occasion of the New Year. — VNS