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Party and State leaders convey Tet wishes nationwide

by 20 January 2020 Last updated at 19:49 PM

Politburo member and Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Communications and Education Vo Van Thuong (far left) conveys his Tet wishes to Duc Minh Border Guard officers and soldiers, Quang Ngai Province, January 20, 2020. (Photo: NDO)
Politburo member and Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Communications and Education Vo Van Thuong (far left) conveys his Tet wishes to Duc Minh Border Guard officers and soldiers, Quang Ngai Province, January 20, 2020. (Photo: NDO)

VTV.vn - Party and State leaders have given free gifts and best wishes to people nationwide ahead of the nation’s traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

On January 20, Politburo member and Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Communications and Education Vo Van Thuong visited and presented Tet gifts to officers and soldiers at the Duc Minh Border Station in Quang Ngai Province.

Speaking at the meeting, Thuong praised Duc Minh Border Station officials and soldiers for actively building and implementing their plans to protect border security during Tet.

Conveying his Tet wishes to the station, Thuong also expressed his hope that Duc Minh Border Guard officers and soldiers as well as the Quang Ngai Border Guards will perform well in combat readiness tasks, while joining hands with local authorities and people to effectively handle all security and order situations in a timely and efficient manner, as well as realising socio-economic development goals to ensure national defence and security in the locality.

He also encouraged the local soldiers to take the people’s pleasure as their own joy during Tet, and to tighten the relationship of solidarity between Duc Minh Border Station and the local authorities and people, thus creating great spiritual motivation for realising their duty.

* That morning, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, Tran Thanh Man, and leaders of the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang visited and presented Tet gifts to policy beneficiaries and disadvantaged households in An Lac Thon Town in Ke Sach District.

President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Tran Thanh Man presents Tet gifts to disadvantaged households in An Lac Thon Town, Ke Sach District, Soc Trang Province, January 20, 2020. (Photo: NDO)

At the meeting, with representatives from more than 100 typical local policy beneficiary families, Man informed them about the encouraging results in the nation’s socio-economic development, national security - defence and foreign affairs in 2019.

He also suggested Soc Trang leaders should care more about social beneficiaries to help them improve their lives.

* The same day, three families of Vietnamese-Cambodians, whose houses burnt down in a blaze in Svay Pak Ward, Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo District last year, received new houses.

The houses were built with the support of local authorities and financial assistance worth VND150 million (about US$6,400) from donors.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Vu Quang Minh (far right) and representatives from the Khmer-Vietnamese Association present the key to a new house to Ms. Phan Thi Thanh (C), 68, in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo District, January 20, 2020. (Photo: NDO)

Speaking at the handover ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Vu Quang Minh voiced his hope that the families will soon overcome difficulties and stabilise their lives, thus contributing to the locality’s development.

* On January 20 and 21, the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines (VNA) will transport more than 1,000 typical workers from Ho Chi Minh City and the provinces of Binh Duong and Dong Nai to return homes to celebrate Tet.

VNA will make five special flights by Airbus A321 for 900 workers from Ho Chi Minh City to their hometowns for Tet, including one trip to Hanoi and two trips to Quy Nhon on January 20, as well as one trip to Vinh City in Nghe An Province and a trip to Dong Hoi City in Quang Binh Province the following day.

In addition, Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union has added 200 seats for workers on VNA's two Ho Chi Minh City-Hanoi flights, bringing the total number of seats sending workers home to over 1,000.

* Also on January 20, free coaches started from Thu Dau Mot City, Binh Duong Province, to send workers in difficult circumstances to their hometowns to celebrate Tet.

Binh Duong workers and their family members waiting to board free coaches to return to their hometowns to celebrate Tet, Binh Duong Province, January 20, 2020. (Photo: NDO)

At the ceremony, leaders of Binh Duong Province and the provincial Labour Union presented Tet gifts and bid farewell to nearly 1,000 disadvantaged workers from south-western, central and northern provinces working in Binh Duong to take 22 free coaches sending them homes.

At the same time, in various districts and towns in Binh Duong, more than 100 buses simultaneously began bringing a total of nearly 3,500 workers to their hometowns to celebrate Tet.

A similar event also took place in Hoa Khanh Industrial Park in Lien Chieu District, Da Nang City, the same day, with 15 buses bringing workers back to their hometowns to celebrate Tet. This year, Da Nang plans to carry out 62 coach trips to bring more than 2,500 workers home over five days, from now until January 23, to celebrate Tet.

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