Vice President suggests greater attention to national contributors

Wednesday, 2017-07-05 17:47:35
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Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh and national contributors from Thai Binh (credit: VNA)
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NDO - Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh has recommended that the Thai Binh authorities pay further attention and support to national contributors, at a meeting with a delegation of national contributors from Thai Binh province, held on July 5.

The delegation includes 70 national contributors made up of Heroic Vietnamese Mothers, veterans, relatives of war martyrs, war invalids, and Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin victims.

Thinh emphasised that Thai Binh has a long tradition of patriotism and has made significant contributions to the past struggle for national freedom and independence.

She suggested that theThai Binh authorities continue to care for policy-beneficiary people, particularly the Heroic Vietnamese Mothers and soldiers imprisoned in the resistance wars.

The province also needs to review and supplement the list of national contributors in order to offer appropriate policies and preferential treatment to them.

Director of Thai Binh provincial Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Van Tai said that more than 500,000 people from Thai Binh had fought in the two resistance wars in the past.

The province reports 51,000 martyrs; 33,000 war invalids; 34,000 resistance activists whose children were exposed to AO; 6,000 revolutionary activists who were imprisoned; and tens of thousands of soldiers who are suffering from diseases due to fierce conditions during the war.

Tai noted that the province has always created favourable conditions for policy beneficiary families, to develop their household economy in addition to assisting them in building houses, providing them with allowances, health examination, and others.

* On the same day, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh visited and presented gifts, to policy beneficiary families in Hai Phong, marking the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Vietnamese War Invalids and Martyrs' Day.

The Deputy PM visited the families of Vu Van Ngu, a 95-year-old veteran with 70 years of Party membership and Chu Thi Duc, a martyr's mother in Le Chan district.

Binh expressed his gratitude to the veteran and the martyr's mother, affirming that the Party and State will continue striving to improve the living standards of policy beneficiary families.