A nursing home for meritorious revolution activists in Thái Ngyên Province receives 2,000 wounded or ill war veterans every year for treatment. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Nguyên HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese lawmakers agreed with the Government’s proposal to raise benefit amounts for people who have rendered meritorious services to the revolution and expand the scope of those eligible. The majority of the delegates present at a meeting on Thursday – held by the National Assembly (NA) Committee on Social Affairs to review the amendments made to the Ordinance on Preferential Treatment of People with Meritorious Services to the Revolution – agreed that the benefits and allowances for those with recognised contributions to the revolution should also be raised to reflect the robust growth the country’s economy has witnessed in recent times. Under the ordinance, the State is expected to provide several “preferential treatment” regimes for those eligible – monthly subsidies, monthly allowances or lump-sum subsidies – in addition to other support policies such as free healthcare check-ups, financial support for their housing needs or dedicated caretaking centres. Presenting a report on the amended bill on behalf of the Government, deputy labour minister Lê Tấn Dũng said the draft amendments to the… Read full this story
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