In his speech, the official extended greetings and best wishes to the Khmer ethnic community on the occasion of their traditional New Year festival, stressing that thanks to the attention from the Party and State, and sectors and local authorities, the material and spiritual lives of the Khmer people continue to improve, and rural areas gets a facelift.

He expressed his belief that the local Khmer people and monks will continue to uphold their patriotism, promote national solidarity, and embrace the spirit of self-reliance, diligence, and enthusiasm in their labor and production efforts to build prosperous and happy lives.

Minister - Chairman of the Government’s Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs Hau A Lenh extends greetings and best wishes to the Khmer ethnic community in Kien Giang on the occasion of  Chol Chnam Thmay festival.

The official urged the community to make great efforts and stay united with other ethnic groups to complete socio-economic development goals of the locality for 2024.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Nguyen Luu Trung highlighted achievements by local officials, soldiers, and people, including the significant contribution by the Khmer people, and touched upon economic, cultural, social, defense and security situation, and key projects in the locality.

According to Danh Phuc, head of the provincial Committee of Ethnic Affairs, the rate of poor and near poor Khmer households decreased to 2.68%, and 4.08%, respectively.

Most Venerable Danh Dong, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha chapter in Kien Giang, expressed determination to continue promoting the spirit of solidarity and the tradition of patriotism, as well as developing the contingent of intellectuals among the Khmer youths, thus contributing to accelerating the locality’s prosperous development.

The same day, the Youth Union of the Mekong Delta province of An Giang also organized a gathering and gift-giving event for Cambodian and Lao students studying in the locality, as well as for Khmer ethnic youth union members on the occasion of the traditional festivals Chol Chnam Thmay and Bunpimay in 2024.

Source: VNA