HCMC well takes care of poor people during Tet holidays - Website Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Deputy Chairman Hua Ngoc Thuan affirmed in a report that the city had effectively taken care of poor households in the Lunar New Year celebration (or Tet holiday).
Though the city still has had difficulties, it tried to give gifts to poor households with more expenditure than last year. Especially, the city expanded its attention to disadvantaged families in war base as well as armed forces and medical workers which have to work in Tet holiday; rehabilitation centers; hospitals; families in the top welfare brackets; senior veterans, families in serving the cause of the nation’s revolution, poor ethnic minority; religion centers, poor workers and families of soldiers who are working in Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago and marine platform DK1.
The steering board of the fund for the poor and the Committee of the Fatherland Front spent VND 4 billion (US$187,847) to take care of poverty-stricken in 29 mountainous districts in the North, in the Highlands Vietnam and in the Mekong delta.
The Farmer Association also supported farmers in districts by giving loans of VND11 billion (US$ 516,919) to plant ornamental plants to sell in the occasion.
Total spending on Tet holiday to take of the poor increased by 20 percent compared to last year; of which social contribution is over VND300 billion (US$ 14,043,436). This is a big amount manifesting the spirit of consolidation of city residents and benefactors to the poor, said Standing Deputy Party Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee, Mr. Vo Van Thuong.
One of reasons that the city can carry out well its mission in taking care of the poor is that city leaders have mobilize the strength of all sectors and entire machinery of state and all classes of people in the country, said Mr. Hai.
Mr. Hai asked the municipal People’s Committee and district authorities to recheck and take care the disadvantaged households, families in the top welfare brackets and families short of manpower or with old and feeble members.