State President Truong Tan Sang paid a visit to Cu Chi district, Ho Chi Minh City on February 16th on the occasion of the quickly-approaching lunar New Year (Tet).

While visiting the Thien Phuoc handicapped children support centre in An Nhon Tay commune, the President hailed the efforts of priests, sisters and donors to care for the children.

Giving lucky money to the children on the Tet occasion, the leader expressed his hope that the facility will continue helping them surmount all difficulties in life.

President Truong Tan Sang visiting economic model of farmers in Cu Chi district. Photo:

At his working session with leaders of Nhuan Duc commune, the President spoke highly of the fruits the commune has reaped during its rural area building process, which has seen important contributions of locals.

He asked the locality to swiftly design plans to further develop the rural areas, speed up the agricultural economic structure shifting and apply advanced technologies in production in order to stand firm during the international integration process.

According to Chairwoman of the communal Party Committee Nguyen Thi Hang, thanks to the VND-305-billion rural area building project, the commune has been given a facelift with annual per capita income rising from VND 20 million to over VND 40 million and the number of poor households down to 2.56 percent.

On the day, the State leader also visited two outstanding cattle farm and vegetable garden in the commune.

Source: VNA