Kon Tum-- More than one thousand people received Vietnamese citizenship status at a ceremony in the border district of Dak Glei in Kon Tum province this morning.
Among those present were Justice Minister Ha Hung Cuong and many high ranking officials.
A representative of Kon Tum People's Committee read out State President Truong Tan Sang's decision to give citizenship to 1066 people who had been living at Dak Glei and Ngoc Hoi districts for several decades.
All had settled down before July 1, 1989, but did not held Vietnamese citizenship status. According to a provincial representative, they all abided by Vietnamese law and wanted to become citizens. This is in accordance with Article 22 of the Citizenship Law issued in 2008.
Local authorities said the immigrants lived in 383 households and had stable lives, mingling with local inhabitant both at work and study. – VNS.