National Assembly Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu presents gifts to locals affected by disasters (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Many activities have been organised nationwide to support disadvantaged people and policy beneficiaries on the threshold of the upcoming lunar New Year (Tet) holidays which fall in early February.

On January 12, a programme called “Humane Tet” kicked off in Trung Son commune, Quan Hoa district, the central province of Thanh Hoa, with National Assembly Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu and President of the Vietnam Red Cross Central Committee Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu in attendance.

With a motto of bringing a warm Tet to locals affected by disasters, the two-day programme includes a series of activities, including inaugurating charity houses and a bridge across Tim stream, providing free medical check-ups and medicine for residents in Trung Son commune, presenting 300 gifts to locals in Trung Son, Trung Thanh and Thanh Son communes, and granting overcoats and gifts to students in Trung Son Primary School.

In addition, breeding pigs are expected to be presented to 22 families in Nam Tien commune.

NA Vice Chairman Luu appreciated efforts to surmount disaster consequences in Quan Hoa district as well as the assistance from organisations and enterprises.

On this occasion, he also joined a delegation to present gifts to policy beneficiaries and households severely affected by disasters in the district.

According to a report by the district’s People’s Committee, a historic flood occurred in Quan Hoa from August 28-31, sweeping away 858 houses, and damaging 12 schools with the Trung Son Primary School collapsed totally.

On January 11, the Veterans’ Association of the Vietnam News Agency, the agency’s Economic News Department, and Vnapacific Joint Stock Company held a programme in Primary School No. 2 in Chau Khe commune, Con Cuong district, the central province of Nghe An.

Under the programme, warm clothes were granted to students in the primary school, so that they can feel warmer during the winter.

On the Tet occasion, the central city of Da Nang plans to present aid and gifts totaling nearly 44 billion VND (1.88 million USD) to 90,000 policy beneficiaries and poor households.-VNA