|The southern province of Bình Dương organised a Tết celebration for about 200 overseas Vietnamese on Jan 23. — Photo nhandan.com.vn|Viet Nam News
BÌNH DƯƠNG — Bình Dương Province’s Fatherland Front Committee on Monday organised a celebration for 200 overseas Vietnamese visitors for Tết (Lunar New Year), which began this week.
The event featured traditional arts performances and Vietnamese cuisine.
The southern province of Bình Dương has more than 10,000 overseas Vietnamese who live in many countries and regions.
Nguyễn Thanh Liêm, chairman of the province’s Fatherland Front Committee, said he appreciated the patriotic and valuable contributions of overseas Vietnamese over the last 20 years.
Liêm said that he hoped that they would continue to promote national traditions, stand together to build a sustainable community, preserve national character, become a bridge for cooperation, and promote the image of both Bình Dương and Việt Nam.
At the meeting, many of the overseas Vietnamese praised the province’s development and promised to stand together and provide useful contributions to the country.
Overseas Vietnamese have invested in about 119 projects in Bình Dương with a total cost of more than VNĐ4 trillion (US$178 million) in many fields such as transportation, food processing, engineering, fertiliser production, handicrafts, woodworking and real estate.
Last year, overseas remittances sent to the province reached VNĐ2.75 trillion ($122 million), an increase of 8 per cent compared to 2015. — VNS