Top legislator calls for support for disadvantaged people

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on February 2 called on administrations at all levels and sectors to improve social welfare work, ensuring that all people, especially social policy beneficiaries and poor households, enjoy a happy Tet (Lunar New Year) festival.

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan speaks at the ceremony in Ben Tre province. (Photo: VNA)
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan speaks at the ceremony in Ben Tre province. (Photo: VNA)

Speaking at a ceremony presenting Tet gifts to disadvantaged people in the southern province of Ben Tre, the top legislator said join efforts are needed to care for people, especially Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin victims, people with disabilities and orphans.

At the ceremony, PetroVietnam Gas Joint Stock Corporation handed over 1,500 packages of gifts worth VND 1.5 billion (US$ 65,015) to local authorities.

The gifts, each worth VND 1 million, will be presented to local social policy beneficiaries.