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HCMC considers $38 mln Tet support for pandemic affected citizens

The HCMC labor department has proposed a VND870 billion ($38.3 million) Lunar New Year support package for those who've been badly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Le Minh Tan, director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs, said Thursday that the proposed support package was VND58 billion more than the one provided for the previous Tet because subsequent impacts of the pandemic have pushed many households back into poverty.

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A homeless man in HCMC sits on the street with his dog.

Under the proposal, 45,000 poor families (26,300 more from last year) would receive presents worth VND1.25 million each; 155,000 people in social security schemes, disabled people and people aged over 80 would also receive presents worth VND1.15 million each.

Besides, over 144,100 officials and government workers would receive presents worth VND1.5 million each. Over 307,300 people with pension and victims of work-related accidents would receive presents worth VND1.3 million each.

Over 1,100 war invalids and those who have contributed to wartime efforts, among others, will also benefit from the package, receiving presents worth VND1.7 million or VND3.1 million each, depending on individual cases.

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Source: VnExpress

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