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HCM City earmarks $29m for Tết gifts to poor, others

Update: December, 23/2016 - 10:44
HCM City plans to give VNĐ661 billion (US$29 million) worth of gifts to its residents during Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday, 10 per cent more than last year. — Photo vietnammoi.vn

HCM CITY — HCM City plans to give VNĐ661 billion (US$29 million) worth of gifts to its residents during Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday, 10 per cent more than last year, the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs said on Wednesday.

According to Lê Minh Tấn, director of the department, said the department would spend VNĐ294 billion ($13 million) presenting gifts to more than 2,500 Heroic Mothers, war veterans and others.

Presents will also be delivered to 57,000 poor households, 49,500 people who live on social security assistance, and 70,000 people aged above 80 years.

Besides, 42,200 bus and train tickets would be gifted to poor students and factory workers returning home for Tết, 35,000 of them by the city’s Labour Union and 7,200 by the HCM Communist Youth Union.

They will also give gifts worth VNĐ500,000 ($22) to more than 600,000 poor students and workers.

According to the city’s Labour Union, many activities would be organised for the entertainment of factory workers who are not going home during the holidays.

The Department of Transport will gift 1,000 bus and entry tickets to factory workers for attending the Spring Flower Festival while the Department of Industry and Trade will arrange 40 sales events at industrial parks. — VNS

 

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