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Activities held to support the poor, labourers on Lunar New Year

A lot of activities have been carried out across Vietnam to support labourers and poor people on the occasion of the upcoming Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

The Red Cross of southern Binh Duong province coordinated with local agencies to present 400 gifts, worth 800,000 VND (35.28 USD) each, to the poor, people with disabilities, orphans and Agent Orange/dioxin victims in Tan My commune of Bac Tan Uyen district, Hoi Nghia commune in Tan Uyen township, and Phu Giao district.

The association plans to give additional 1,000 gifts on this occasion.

The Gia Trung prison under the Ministry of Public Security located in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai granted presents to poor households and outstanding students with disadvantageous backgrounds in Ayun and Dak Jo Ta communes of Mang Yang district.

The gifts are expected to help poor people overcome difficulties to gain a better life.

Meanwhile, the central province of Thua Thien Hue plans to organise Tet programmes on January 27-28 and February 3-4 to support labourers.

At these events, poor workers are offered a chance to buy discounted products. A total of 400 presents, worth 1.5 million VND each, are expected to be handed over to labourers who lost their jobs as their employers fled or due to disasters, and those suffering work accidents.

The province is home to nearly 94,000 workers, many of whom are living in difficult circumstances.