Ha Giang province has one of the highest poverty rate in the country. Reportedly, in 2018, the province had 56,083 poor households, accounting for 31.17% of the total number of households in the province. Among them, over 10,000 have been facing housing difficulties.

On September 28, 2019, the province launched the program to build houses for 2,000 families. It plans to mobilize VND 120 billion to provide financial support worth VND 60 million for each recipient for house construction.

Having been implemented under the direction and instruction of local authorities and the care and support of former State President Truong Tan Sang, as of September 15, 2020, the whole province has completed 3,336 houses for national contributors, wounded soldiers, and needy households at a total cost of over VND 200 billion. The built 1,336 more houses than the set target, thanks to the support of former State President Truong Tan Sang, local authorities, and other individuals and organizations.

Former State President Truong Tan Sang talking with local people in Ha Giang province

Furthermore, Bac Lieu and Soc Trang provinces have also succeeded in implementing similar programs thanks to the great contributions of enterprises inside and outside the provinces.

The same day, the former State President also inspected the implementation of a program themed “Breeding cattle for needy people in border areas” in Nam Ngat village, Thanh Thuy commune, Vi Xuyen district, Ha Giang province. The program was jointly held by the Military Industry-Telecoms Group (Viettel Group) and other organizations.

On this occasion, Mr. Sang presented gifts and met with needy households who have been supported with the breeding cattle to review the effectiveness of the program. Reportedly, 2,208 breeding cattle, worth VND 33 billion in total, were presented to needy households in border areas of the province. The program aims to help them escape poverty and improve their lives.

Former State President Truong Tan Sang also attended a memorial and burial ceremony for several sets of remains of fallen soldiers from the war to protect the northern border at Vi Xuyen National Cemetery, and offered incense to fallen soldiers during the war to protect the northern border at Memorial Stele 468 in Thanh Thuy commune.

Translated by Minh Anh