PM gives Tet gifts to needy workers, ethnic people in Dak Lak

08:39 | 09/02/2018 Events

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc visited and presented Tet gifts to over 100 needy workers in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak on February 8.

PM Phuc presents Tet gifts to poor households in the locality - Photo: VGP

The PM hailed the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour and local enterprises for taking care of local labourers, including the organisation of Tet celebrations for poor workers.

He urged the agency to check disadvantaged workers nationwide and in Dak Lak in particular to offer timely assistance for them, ensuring they will have a happy traditional Lunar New Year (Tet).

PM Phuc also requested the confederation to develop social houses for workers and kindergartens for their children, thus sharing their difficulties.

The same day, the Government leader visited and presented Tet gifts to social policy beneficiaries and ethnic minority households in Kram village, Ea Tieu commune, Cu Kuin district.

Ea Tieu is home to over 4,700 households in 12 ethnic groups, mainly living on growing coffee and pepper trees, with the average annual income per capita of VND32 million (US$1,400).

The commune has 307 poor households and 546 other near the poverty line. It has completed 13 out of 19 criteria of the new-style rural area building programme.

The PM requested local authorities to ensure all residents will enjoy the traditional festival.

The leader also paid pre-Tet visits to Vietnamese Heroic Mothers Nguyen Thi Huong and Nguyen Thi Dom in Ea Tieu commune, and a number of former provincial leaders.