Prime Minister presents Tet gifts to needy people in Tra Vinh

Prime Minister presents Tet gifts to needy people in Tra Vinh

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on January 14 presented gifts to more than 200 families of social policy beneficiaries, workers and poor households in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh, ahead of the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

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Da Nang AO/Dioxin victim association plans 10 bln VND in fundraising

The Association of Victims of Agent Orange/Dioxin of central Da Nang city aims to raise up to 10 billion VND (430,666 USD) in aid for local people affected by AO/Dioxin this year.

Tet gifts presented to policy teachers


PANO – The Trade Union of the Hanoi education sector and the municipal Department of Education and Training on January 15 jointly held a get-together for teachers who are relatives of troops on duty at sea and on islands.

2nd national ethnic minority congress slated for April


The second national congress of ethnic minority groups is scheduled to take place from April 17-19 in Hanoi with the participation of 1,600 delegates, according to a recently approved plan.

HCM City’s Red Cross Society supports poor people ahead of Tet


Ho Chi Minh City’s Red Cross Society organised a festival on January 16 to provide humanitarian aid for the impoverished in the city.
Over 650,000 Vietnamese laborers working abroad

About 650,000 Vietnamese are working in more than 40 countries and territories worldwide, according to statistics of the Department of Overseas Labor under the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).

More work needed to protect children from violence and sexual abuse


While efforts are being made to prevent violence against children, much more work still needs to be done.

Mekong Delta needs long-term solutions to deal with saline intrusion


A conference was held in Ben Tre province on January 3 to discuss measures for coping with drought and saltwater intrusion which are getting more serious in the Mekong Delta this dry season.

Water shortages warned as reservoirs run dry


The national irrigation department has reported a staggeringly low level of water reserves in northern and central regions, signalling the threat of a severe drought in 2020.
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