HCMC spends 61.6 million USD to help people enjoy Tet

(VOVWORLD) - Social beneficiaries, including disadvantaged and poor adults and children, have enjoyed a happy Lunar New Year holiday (Tet), heard a meeting held on Thursday by Ho Chi Minh municipal People’s Committee.

A total of 61.6 million USD was spent to support less fortunate citizens enjoy the festive season, according to the Committee’s Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong.

"The city organized activities to make sure that the lunar New Year festival was joyful and safe. This is partly attributed to the National Assembly’s newly issued Resolution 54 which sets out customized policies for HCM City’s development", said Phong.

Practical programs were held for people from all social strata to welcome Tet. There are also many spring flower festivals and markets for locals to enjoy.