February 09, 2017 | 22:39 (GMT+7)
Hanoi to build, upgrade nearly 7,300 houses for the needy
Hanoi plans to conduct several activities to care for revolution contributors in the city ahead of the 70th War Invalids and Martyrs’ Day (July 27), including the upgrade and construction of nearly 7,300 houses.
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The house upgrading program is projected to be completed before July 27 at a cost of more than VND 370 billion (USD 16.33 million).
According to deputy head of the municipal Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Quoc Khanh, as of September 30, 2016, Hanoi had 7,298 families of revolution contributors living in poor housing conditions.
Among the families, 3,520 will receive VND 70 million each to build new houses, while 3,778 others will get VND 35 million each to upgrade their homes.
Khanh said that the city has mobilized VND 104 billion from the community, while paying in advance for localities to implement the work.
In 2012, Hanoi became the first locality nationwide to provide healthcare vacations to revolution contributors every two years instead of every five years using the city’s budget.
Last year, the city launched a center to care for and treat Agent Orange/dioxin victims, the first State-run facility of its kind in the country. The center provides nursing services to 150 victims and detoxification treatment for another 500 each year.