Ensuring a happy Tet for island soldiers and islanders
Monday, January 09, 2017 - 17:14:14
(VOVworld)- Local administrations, social organizations, and the public have organized a number of activities to bring a warm and happy Tet to island soldiers and civilians.
Visiting the Radar station 595 in 2016
Last weekend, a delegation of the Navy High Command Region 5, Mekong Delta cities and provinces, and Binh Duong province visited Hon Khoai (Khoai islet) in Ca Mau province to bring Tet gifts to the locals. Local armed forces have prepared carefully to celebrate the traditional new lunar year. Senior Lieutenant Nguyen Minh Mang is Political Commissar of Radar Station 595 of the Navy High Command Region 5: “We prepared cakes, fruits and other necessities for Tet. We also brought our home-made square sticky rice cakes. We organized friendship football and volleyball matches and sang with local soldiers”.
The delegation also visited Hon Chuoi (Chuoi islet) in Song Doc township, Ca Mau province, where the locals live on offshore fishing, fish caging, and fishing logistics. Major Colonel Lang Van Tam, Deputy Political Commissar of Border Guard Station 704 said: “Soldiers at the Hon Chuoi Border Guard Station are ready on duty during Tet. We are determined to fulfill our duty while having a happy Tet”.
On Friday, a delegation of mainland localities and journalists visited and met with soldiers on Tho Chu island, Phu Quoc district, Kien Giang province. Senior Lieutenant Colonel Le Ngoc Thanh, a Political Commissar of Border Guard Station 770, said: “We are very honored to receive the delegation of mainland localities on the occasion of Tet. We are determined to defend our national sovereignty, border security, and peace for the people.”