Leaders of the Mekong Delta province of An Giang have visited Khmer people and presented gifts to policy beneficiary and outstanding families, soldiers and students on their New Year festival, the Chol Chnam Thmay.
They also visited the police and people in Cambodia’s Takeo and Kandal border provinces.
The authorities spoke highly of the Khmer people’s efforts to implement the Party and State’s policies, eradicate their backward customs and make contributions to national construction.
Khmer monks said their life has been considerably improved as they have had access to power, safe water and environmental hygiene.
An Giang province is now home to almost 90,000 Khmer people, making up 4 percent of the province’s total population.
The Mekong delta province of Vinh Long held a get-together on April 10 for almost 120 monks from 13 Khmer pagodas and Khmer officials in the province.
President of the Vinh Long Chapter of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Do Hoang Huynh praised Khmer people’s involvement in patriotic movements.
Provincial authorities visited and presented gifts to 13 Khmer pagodas and almost 40 Khmer policy beneficiary families on the Chol Chnam Thmay.
The same day, Tra Vinh, another province in the Mekong Delta, held a meeting for more than 300 Khmer monks, intellectuals, officials and soldiers to celebrate the Chol Chnam Thmay.
Last year, the province has assisted more than 47,000 poor Khmer households in rice varieties, iodized salt and cash worth more than VND16 billion.
This year, almost 4,500 Khmer households celebrated their New Year festival with electricity.