State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc attends the launching ceremony to respond to "The Action Month for the Elderly in Vietnam in 2022" in Hung Yen

Published on 01 - 10 - 2022
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On October 1, at the Convention Center of Hung Yen province, the Vietnam Association of the Elderly held a launching ceremony to respond to "The Action Month for the Elderly in Vietnam in 2022”. Comrade Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Politburo member, the State President attended the launching ceremony. In the attendance were representatives of leaders of a number of committees, ministries, central branches and international organizations; leaders of the Provincial People's Committees, the Elderly Associations of a number of provinces and cities.

On the province's side, the ceremony drew the attendance of Mr. Nguyen Huu Nghia, Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee; Mr. Tran Quoc Van, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee; comrades in the Provincial Standing Committee; Standing members of the Provincial People's Council, leaders of the Provincial People's Committee...

State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and delegates attend the launching ceremony to respond to "The Action Month for the Elderly in Vietnam in 2022". Photo: Quoc Nhat

Launching at the ceremony, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Binh, Chairman of Vietnam Association of the Elderly emphasized: 2022 is the 8th year of implementing the Prime Minister's Decision on "the Action Month for the Elderly in Vietnam", the theme of each year is different and always adheres to such main contents as: Promoting the propaganda, mobilizing resources, taking care of the elderly's health, organizing cultural, artistic and sports activities and promoting the role of the elderly, contributing to improving the material and spiritual life of the elderly. Currently, there are nearly 12 million elderly people in the country, of which 10 million people are living in local Elderly Associations at all levels. Up to now, there are over 3.1 million elderly people receiving monthly pensions and social insurance benefits; nearly 1.7 million elderly people receive social allowances; 1.4 million elderly people enjoy the policy of people with meritorious services to the revolution. A lot of provinces and cities have decided to raise the level of social allowance for the elderly higher than the general level prescribed by the State. In 9 months of 2022, the Central Association and the Elderly Associations at all levels visited and offered gifts to nearly 1.2 million elderly people with a total amount of nearly 270 billion VND.

"The Action Month for the Elderly in Vietnam" in 2022 has the theme "Together to take care of the elderly in difficult circumstances", the Vietnam Association of the Elderly proposes authorities at all levels, the Vietnam Fatherland Front, branches and mass organizations, Elderly Associations at all levels to continue to promote propaganda on policies and laws related to the elderly; the challenges of population aging; mobilize resources from the community to contribute to improving the quality of life of the elderly in terms of health, material and spiritual life, especially the poor elderly, the elderly in difficult circumstances. To encourage and create favorable conditions for the elderly and members of the Elderly Association at all levels to actively contribute experience and wisdom to participate in the construction of the grassroots’ political system and the socio-economic development in the locality.

State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the launching ceremony to respond to "The Action Month for the Elderly in Vietnam in 2022". Photo: Quoc Nhat

Speaking at the launching ceremony to respond to "The Action Month for the Elderly in Vietnam" in 2022, State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc highly appreciated the great role and direct contribution of the elderly in all fields in the process of national construction… including the key contributions of the Central Association and the Elderly Associations at all levels. The State President emphasized as follows: Every year October is the Action Month for the elderly in Vietnam, also as an opportunity to remind the whole society not only to take care of the elderly but also to promote the role of the elderly force. The way to take good care of the elderly is how to promote the role of the elderly, and well boosting the role of the elderly is to help take care of the elderly better. The President wishes the elderly nationwide good health and longevity, as a spiritual support for their children and grandchildren and really becomes a resource for the country's rapid and sustainable development. President Nguyen Xuan Phuc requested that in the coming time, all levels, ministries and branches of the Central Government should make more regimes and policies to pay more attention to the elderly. The Party committees, authorities and mass organizations at all levels in the locality promote propaganda on the provisions of the law related to the elderly, have a lot of practical jobs to take care of the elderly, especially paying more attention to the elderly with difficult circumstances; creating all conditions for the elderly to live happily, healthily and usefully for the society and be a good example for their children and grandchildren to study and follow. The Elderly Associations at all levels need to promote the building of strong development associations; international organizations continue to take care of the elderly.

Speaking in response at the ceremony, Secretary of the Hung Yen Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Huu Nghia highlighted: Hung Yen is very honored to be chosen by the Central Committee of the Vietnam Elderly Association as the place to hold the launching ceremony in response to "The Action Month for the Elderly in Vietnam" in 2022. In the past years, along with promoting the economic development, Hung Yen province has often paid attention to leading and directing all levels, branches, unions and localities to well implement social security policies and considered this as both a goal and a driving force for the province's sustainable development. In particular, the care and promotion of the role of the elderly is particularly interested in. Currently, the province has more than 74,000 people from 60 to 80 years old who have been deducted from the budget to buy health insurance cards with a total cost of nearly 60 billion VND/year, bringing the percentage of elderly people with health insurance cards in the province to 100%. To support the monthly allowance for over 13,000 people from 75 years old to under 80 years old with a budget of 28 billion VND/year. 100% of lonely and helpless elderly are nurtured and cared for at social assistance facilities. Comrade Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee committed before the President, central departments, ministries and branches to continue leading, directing and mobilizing the people in the province to focus on performing well the work of caring for the elderly; take care, nurture and improve the material and spiritual life of the elderly, especially the elderly with difficult circumstances, in accordance with the socio-economic development situation of the province.

At the ceremony, five elderly people turning 100 years old, 20 elderly people with difficult circumstances were presented gifts by President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Central Committee of the Vietnam Association of the Elderly, Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs, Secretary of Hung Yen Provincial Party Committee; a lot of organizations, businesses and individuals were honored and awarded medals by the State President for taking care of the elderly.

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