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Hanoi completes delivery of support packages to welfare policy beneficiaries, poor people

The capital city of Hanoi has completed the disbursement of support packages to people who rendered service to the nation, poor and near-poor households and social welfare policy beneficiaries, with more than 282 billion VND (12.4 million USD) for over 282,000 people.

According to the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, as of late September 30, the city had paid out 1.37 trillion VND in aid, sourced from the State budget and socialization capital, to 12 groups of people hit hard by the pandemic, according to the Government's Resolution 68/NQ-CP and the Prime Minister's Decision 23/2021/QD-TTg.

This is the positive outcome of joint efforts from the municipal to grassroots levels with a determination of helping disadvantaged people access support and soon stabilize their life.

On September 21, the city eased social distancing measures, and life is gradually returning to the new normal. However, local authorities still continue providing social welfare support packages for needy people.

Hanoi has to date recorded over 4,200 COVID-19 infections and 47 fatalities, according to data by the Health Ministry./