Over VND230 billion (around US$10 million) was disbursed to provide January and February allowances and Tet gifts to individuals and families who rendered services to the nation.
The provincial Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs urged its subordinate divisions to allocate the allowances to the beneficiaries before January 22.
As many as 1,952 tonnes of rice will be given to 46,242 poor households with 130,189 people across 15 districts and towns.
Up to 45,400 households will also receive allowances of VND300,000 (US$14) each. An additional 120,000 gift packages will also be presented to disadvantaged families and social welfare beneficiaries during the Tet holidays.
The provincial authorities have also encouraged local enterprises to give Tet bonuses to their employees to enjoy Tet. Accordingly, over 14,000 local workers have received Tet bonuses, ranging between VND320,000 (US$14.8) and VND7.1 million (US$312).