Defence industry asked to take greater part in modern army building

(VOVworld) - The General Department of Defense Industry under the Ministry of Defense should promote its 70-year glorious tradition to contribute further to the process of building a revolutionary, regular and elite army towards modernization. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told delegates at a ceremony to mark the department’s 70th anniversary on Tuesday that amidst complicated and changing regional and world situations as well as difficulties and challenges facing national defense and construction, the department’s tasks are becoming equally more complex: "In the coming years, Vietnam’s defense industry will be capable of manufacturing a number of modern weapons to address national defense requirements in the new context. We should focus on making advanced satellites to improve our fighting capacity and power, and to promote the army’s key role in national territorial integrity and sovereignty protection in any circumstances."

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Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung presents Hero of the People’s Armed Force title to the General Department of Defence Industry. Photo: VNA

PM Dung said along with thoroughly grasping the Party’s policies and giving advice to the Central Military Commission and Defense Ministry, the department should focus on building a military industry of renovation and modernization, playing an important role in strengthening the country’s defense strength. He urged the department to take a larger part in the country’s industry as well as the national industrialization and modernization by speeding up reforms and enhancing the efficiency of defense industry enterprises.

On the occasion, the department was presented with the Hero of the People’s Armed Force title.