The branch of state-run Vietnam Bank for Social Policies in Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam expended VND113 million (US$4,660) supporting male workers to mark this year’s International Men’s Day on November 19.
The decision, made by Le Hung Lam, director of the bank branch, benefited 113 male employees at the facility.
Accordingly, each of its male workers was awarded VND1 million ($41.2).
“The amount of money was sourced from the bank branch’s welfare fund that was established at the start of the year with the aim of guaranteeing workers’ welfare,” said a representative of the bank branch.
The lender mainly taps the fund to celebrate national holidays, and cover worker healthcare fees and travel services, the representative added.
As Men’s Day is yet to be made official in Vietnam, while few firms held parties for male workers, giving money to male employees at the bank branch drew public attention.
Many people threw their support behind the act, explaining that it was necessary to make the day as meaningful as International Women’s Day.
Various countries see International Men’s Day as an important celebration, thereby rolling out a series of activities to delight men.