The Gia Lai Military Headquarters give flowers and presents to soldiers taking part in the campaign. — VNA/VNS Photo Dư Toán
GIA LAI — The Gia Lai Province Military Headquarters on Tuesday launched a campaign to search for the remains of Vietnamese martyrs and experts who had passed away in Cambodia.
This is the 20th campaign launched by the province since 2001.
As many as 67 soldiers will take part. They will be divided into three teams to search for the martyrs’ remains in Preah Vihear, Stung Treng and Ratanakiri provinces.
In Preah Vihear Province, the work will focus on Kla Bia Village, Brin Thon Commune in Cham San District and Fu Bo Village in Chep District.
In Ratanakiri Province, the work will be in Pak Nhai Commune, Ozadao District.
In Stung Treng Province, the soldiers will work in Kam Phun Village, Kam Phun Commune in Sesan District, Sro Lao Village in An Lung Chray Commune, Tha La District and Tbeng Kring Village in Stung Treng City.
Information about the martyrs’ remains was supplied by Cambodian residents.
Speaking at the ceremony, Huỳnh Nữ Thu Hà, deputy chairwoman of the provincial people’s committee, said recently, the search for martyrs’ remains had faced many obstacles because of difficult terrain and the poor condition of the remains.
Since 2001, a total of 1,412 sets of martyrs’ remains have been collected and buried at the Đức Cơ District Martyrs’ Cemetery in Gia Lai Province. — VNS