|President Trần Đại Quang visits local authorities and people in Rờ Kơi Commune, Sa Thầy District yesterday.— VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sáng
KON TUM — President Trần Đại Quang extended Tết (Lunar New Year) greetings to people in Kon Tum during his working trip to the Central Highlands province yesterday.
He visited and extended Tết greetings to officers and soldiers at the Rờ Kơi Border Guard post under the provincial Border Guard Command in Sa Thầy District.
The President hailed the post for giving advice to the local authorities on political, socio-economic development, poverty reduction, social security, and natural disaster mitigation.
He urged the post to continue implementing effectively the resolutions and directives of the Party, State and army on protecting the national border, while actively fighting criminals and reactionaries to keep political security, social order and safety in border areas.
Ro Koi Border Guard post, with 50 officers and soldiers, is responsible for managing 11.2 km of border neighbouring Ta Veng District, Ratanakiri Province of Cambodia.
The unit has actively joined hands with the provincial chapter of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, and the provincial Border Guard Command to build 28 charity houses in 2016, worth VNĐ58 million (US$2,500).
On this occasion, President Quang also visited and extended Tết greetings to local authorities and people in Rờ Kơi Commune, Sa Thầy District.
Ro Koi is a disadvantaged commune in the district, with poor households accounting for nearly 40 per cent of the total population.
The State leader also visited and presented Tết gifts to Vietnamese Heroic Mother Đặng Thị Thu; and Most Venerable Thich Quảng Xả, vice chairman of the Executive Council of the Việt Nam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) and head of the provincial VBS chapter. — VNS