Hanoi (VNA) – Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh led a delegation to the northern province of Ninh Binh on August 2 to present gifts to families with people affected by Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin. The Vice President offered gifts and 50 million VND (2,250 USD) each to help three families in Khanh Thinh and Yen Tu communes of Yen Mo district and Yen Ninh town of Yen Khanh district. During the working session with the provincial chapter of the Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange/dioxin, she hailed the organisation’s contributions to caring for local AO victims. Thinh urged the locality to mobilise more resources and organise practical activities for the targeted group. According to the chapter, Ninh Binh is home to 35,470 people exposed to Agent Orange, 5,734 of them have received social allowances. As of June this year, the province had mobilised over 22.3 billion VND (roughly 1 million USD) to help local AO victims. Financial support worth over 19 billion VND (855,000 USD) has been provided for over 55,700 individuals, covering house upgrades, health check-ups, free medicine, and production investment.-VNA
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