Under the plan, gifts worth VND400,000 (US$17.8) and VND200,000 (US$8.9) each will be given to those who participated in revolutionary activities up to the August Revolution (August 19, 1945), Heroic Mothers, Hero of the People’s Armed Forces, Labour Heros during the Resistance War, and fallen soldiers’ relatives.
|General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong presents gifts to revolution contributors on the occasion of 2015 Lunar New Year. (Photo: baodansinh.vn)
War invalids and sick soldiers, as well as veterans affected by toxic chemicals are also among the beneficiaries.
Total expenditure for the presents is estimated at over VND437 billion (US$19.4 million).
In the past five years, the whole country contributed nearly VND1.5 trillion (US$66.6 million) to the Fund of “paying gratitude”, built more than 55,600 new houses and repaired more than 39,000 houses for those who have rendered service to the nation.