After being briefed on socio-economic conditions by local authorities, the Vice President spoke highly of the recent achievements of the two communes, especially in poverty alleviation, national target program on building new-style rural areas and economic structure shifting, which help raised locals’ income.

Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh presents gifts to needy people in Tan Thanh commune.

She voiced her hope that the communes will continue to spare no efforts to ensure sustainable socio-economic development and effectively implement policies for those who rendered services to the nation, as well as reduce poverty and fulfill targets to be recognized as the new-style rural area.

Thinh also expressed her gratitude to policy beneficiaries who made contributions to the country’s revolutionary cause.

Vinh Long province is home to more than 64,000 revolutionary contributors, including over 16,400 martyrs, 4,500 war invalids, 50 people with the “Hero of the People’s Armed Forces” title, along with about 2,850 Heroic Mothers.

There were around 10,355 poor households in the province, accounting for 3.71 percent of the local population. In the first six months of this year, the province raised over VND 106.7 billion (USD 4.57 million) from social sources to support needy families and implement social welfare programs.

On the occasion, the Vice President visited students of the Ho Chi Minh City Banking University who are joining a summer voluntary campaign in Tan Thanh commune.

Source: VNA