National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân presents Tết gifts to poor households in the Mekong Delta province of Bến Tre on the threshold of the Lunar New Year (Tết) festival on January 17. — VNA/VNS Photo Trần Thị Thu Hiền
HÀ NỘI — National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân presented Tết gifts to poor households in the Mekong Delta province of Bến Tre on the threshold of the Lunar New Year (Tết) festival on January 17.
She also attended a ceremony to hand over four primary schools, two health care stations, and nine rural transportation works to the local government of Giồng Trôm town in Bến Tre’s Giồng Trôm District.
At the ceremony, 100 newly-built houses were also presented to the poor in the locality. The facilities are worth a combined total of over VNĐ33.7 billion (USD1.49 million) funded by the Vietnam Bank for Industry and Trade (Vietinbank).
The leader also paid a Tết visit to the Military Headquarters of Bến Tre where she expressed her hope that the headquarters would continue collaborating closely with the local Party Committee and government in fulfilling all socio-economic tasks and ensuring security and defence in the locality.
She made a Tết visit to the Bishop of Vĩnh Long Diocese, Huỳnh Văn Hai, and workers at Lương Quới coconut processing factory in An Hiệp Commune, Châu Thành District.
Meanwhile, Vice State President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh paid a Tết visit to Vietnamese Heroic Mothers, underprivileged children and poor households in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai the same day.
She handed over 100 scholarships from the Vietnamese Children Sponsoring Fund to children living in the province’s social sponsoring centre. She visited and presented scholarships and gifts to local ethnic minority people in Ia Phi Commune, Chư Pah District.— VNS