Attending a program organized by the provincial Red Cross Society for local poor people to celebrate Tet, the State leader hailed the local administration, Red Cross chapters at all levels and social organizations and individuals for donating Tet gifts worth over VND 10 billion (USD 427,000) for social welfare beneficiary families, poor and disadvantaged people in the province.

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (right) meets policy beneficiaries in Kien Giang province.

The program, which is taking place from January 1-16, in response to a campaign launched by Vietnam Red Cross Society to provide Tet gifts for the less fortunate, includes a variety of activities such as providing free haircuts, calligraphy, folk games as well as cultural exchanges between groups of people in society.

As many as 20,000 packages of gifts, worth between VND 300,000 - VND 500,000 each, will be presented to poor people and families of Agent Orange victims as well as those affected by natural disasters or COVID-19 pandemic during the program.

The same day, the state leader visited and presented 200 packages of Tet gifts to disadvantaged workers at Thanh Loc Industrial Zone.

He underlined that the Party and State always pay attention to poor households and people with difficult circumstances, ensuring that everyone can enjoy a happy Tet. He asked Kien Giang province, enterprises to continue to improve the working condition and health for laborers.

He also visited and presented gifts to poor households, disadvantaged workers and Agent Orange victims in Chau Thanh district.

Source: VNA