Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — Many provinces and cities plan to visit and present gifts to families who are beneficiaries of state policies on the occasion of War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day on July 27.
Lê Minh Tấn, head of HCM City Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, said the city would present gifts to more than 79,200 beneficiaries, including heroic Vietnamese mothers and war invalids.
Each gift this year will be worth VNĐ1 million to VNĐ2.5 million (US$43.3), an increase of VNĐ500,000 compared to last year, Tấn said.
Unlike previous years, people who take care of heroic Vietnamese mothers, war invalids with 80 per cent of disability, and those with 80 per cent of lost working capacity, will receive gifts.
Hà Nội will allocate more than VNĐ103 billion for gifts. Six teams of leaders and representatives of agencies will visit and present gifts to outstanding individuals.
They also will lay wreaths and offer incense at cemeteries that are home to many war martyrs in Hà Nội.
Hà Nội had 800,000 people who served and sacrificed during the cause of national liberation, construction and defence, accounting for nearly 10 per cent of the country’s total.
Hà Nội offers care for the survivors. In the first six months, Hà Nội presented 2,450 bank-saving books worth more than VNĐ3 billion to them and upgraded 296 houses.
The Central Highlands province of Đắk Lắk will allocate more than VNĐ5.2 billion for gifts to more than 15,500 war invalids, martyrs’ families and revolutionary contributors who sacrificed and served during the cause of national liberation, construction and defence.
The province has instructed its agencies to carry out activities to express profound gratitude to them, take care of their life, and carry out supporting policies for them. They will also visit cemeteries to lay wreaths and offer incenses.
According to the provincial Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the province last year called for VNĐ9.3 billion for the Đền ơn đáp nghĩa (Gratitude Activities) Fund to repair 92 charity houses, build 115 new houses, and present 163 saving bank books for these people who are beneficiaries of state policies.
In the first six months of the year, nine houses were upgraded and 10 new houses were built. — VNS