Tet gifts offered to ethnic minority and poor people

Localities nationwide are visiting and presenting gifts for ethnic and disadvantaged people as the Lunar New Year Festival is drawing near. Earlier this month, HCM City’s Fatherland Front presented 200 Tet gift sets to Co Tu ethnic people from Ta Lang and Gian Bi communes in Hoa Vang District.

Kien Giang province’s Fatherland Front also visited and presented gifts to policy beneficiaries and families of soldiers stationed in Phu Quoc Island and Kien Hai District.

Ha Giang province has completed a list of households in need of food aid and presented gifts worth more than 340,000 USD to 20,000 people. Deputy Director of the Ha Giang Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs. Pham Ngoc Dung says: "We will not let anyone suffer from famine during Tet holiday. Besides, we will do our best to help all households in the province enjoy a happy Tet. In addition to the local government’s efforts, many social organizations have held charitable trips to Ha Giang. We have agreed with the organizations to divide the gifts equally among all communes."

On top of 13,000 gift sets presented by the State President to households of policy beneficiaries and those who rendered great services to Gia Lai province, local authorities presented gifts worth 24,000 USD to 1,000 poor people and orphans. Secretary of the Gia Lai Provincial Party Committee Ha Son Nhi says: "First, the Provincial Party Committee has taken steps to give local people a happy Tet holiday. Second, defense and political security measures will ensure a safe and peaceful lunar holiday. Finally, a production plan will be outlined for people in the province to improve their living conditions and reduce poverty."

In Phu Yen province, the local Fatherland Front has prepared nearly 4,000 Tet gift sets for poor households and victims of Agent Orange Dioxin. The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs reports that provincial authorities have been active in preparing a happy Tet for the poor.