Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc meets a war invalid in Xuân Khánh Ward, Ninh Kiều District, Cần Thơ City on Saturday. — VGP Photo
CẦN THƠ — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has presented certificates of merit and gifts to outstanding individuals who rendered their service to the country’s revolution during a ceremony in the Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ.
Attending the event on Saturday were 299 representing more than 8.8 million people who made great contributions to the country during the war.
In his speech, the Government leader expressed his sincere sentiment and deep gratitude to ex-revolutionaries, heroic Vietnamese mothers, invalids, and families of martyrs, saying that they are examples of strong will and perseverance.
He hoped that they would continue upholding the spirit of “Uncle Hồ’s soldiers” and contribute more to the nation.
The State annually spends trillions of Vietnamese đồng on support for health care, education, housing, vocational training and employment, he said, adding that more than 20,000 invalids and 32,000 ailing and old parents of martyrs have been cared for by authorities and locals.
The leader requested all possible support be provided for revolution contributors while the search for and identification of martyrs’ remains be accelerated.
Party units and authorities need to educate young generations about the war heroes’ sacrifices to the nation, he said.
In the morning the same day, the PM visited staff of Military Zone 9 and paid tribute to fallen soldiers in a memorial in the city. — VNS