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Border guards get top praise

Update: January, 29/2018 - 09:00
Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân presented gifts and Tết greetings to officers and soldiers at Lũng Cú Border Guard Station in the northern province of Hà Giang on Saturday.— VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức

HÀ GIANG — Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân presented gifts and Tết greetings to officers and soldiers at Lũng Cú Border Guard Station in the northern province of Hà Giang on Saturday.

Praising efforts by the soldiers, the top legislator said that they had fulfilled political tasks and promoted people-to-people diplomacy, helping build up a borderline of peace, friendship and co-operation.

She said they had also participated in developing the local socio-economy and maintaining political security and social order in the border area.

Ngân asked the station to keep up the good work and also take care of ethnic minority people, policy beneficiaries and impoverished households to ensure that they had a warm Tết holiday.

She also delivered Tết gifts to soldiers at the guard station at Thanh Thủy border gate and five border communes in Vị Xuyên District.

Managing more than 32km of borderline, soldiers and officers at Thanh Thủy had successfully fulfilled their missions, Ngân said. She said that as the area was home to many disadvantaged families, the soldiers should join authorities to help them.

In 2017, the border guard forces helped the neeedy by spending VNĐ12.5 billion (US$550,000) on 10,000 gifts and building 35 houses valued at VNĐ2.5 billion - as well as providing medical check-ups.

This year, the guards plan to offer 20,000 gifts, 40 houses and 100 breeding cows to disadvantaged people. — VNS

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