President of the VFF Central Committee Tran Thanh Man presents gifts to disadvantaged households and policy beneficiary families in An Hoi ward. (Photo: VNA)
On behalf of Party, State and VFF Central Committee leaders, Man wished the local leaders, impoverished households and policy beneficiaries a warm Tet and a new year with good health.

Although Can Tho is a centrally-run city, the number of unemployed workers is high and many people have difficult circumstances, he said, asking the local authorities and organisations to further their work to take care of the needy, helping them escape poverty and prevent social evils.

According to Man, the VFF mobilised some VND900 billion (USD38.75 million) and presented nearly 700,000 Tet gifts to people across the nation.

Meanwhile, the trade unions at all levels set aside VND1.2 trillion (USD51.67 million) for Tet gifts, and the red cross society at all levels spent  some VND1 trillion (USD43 million) to ensure a warm Tet for the poor./.