HCM City augments COVID relief payments by $179mln

December, 28/2021 - 09:15
HCM City has added VNĐ4.1 trillion to its COVID-19 relief package, according to Lê Minh Tấn, director of its Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.

 

HCM City has added more than VNĐ4.1 trillion to its relief package for people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. — Photo tuoitre.vn

HCM CITY — HCM City has added VNĐ4.1 trillion (about US$179.6 million) to its COVID-19 relief package, according to Lê Minh Tấn, director of its Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

Thủ Đức City and District 12 will each receive an additional VNĐ500 billion, Hóc Môn and Tân Phú districts will get more than VNĐ300 billion, and several other districts will get VNĐ200 billion each.

Some 1.58 million people in difficult circumstances who did not receive support in the last support package in September will get relief this time.

The city People's Committee has instructed localities to distribute the money by January 15.

The list of people receiving support will be published at local people's committees and on bulletin boards and information groups in each area.

District leaders will use their administrator accounts in the SafeID Delivery app to monitor progress. 

According to statistics from the department, during the fourth wave of the pandemic the city rolled out several support packages and spent more than VNĐ12 trillion to aid over 8.8 million people.

But some 1.5 million disadvantaged people have not yet received any relief amount.  VNS

 

 

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