At the celebration, Senior Colonel Le Phi Hung, Head of PAN's representative office, recalled the establishment, development, and achievements of generations of its reporters over the past years.

Formed in early 1977, the unit was tasked to print and distribute PAN’s publications to readers in Southern localities and build a contingent of collaborators in the region.

Delegates at the event

After its establishment, the unit’s reporters had many high quality articles about the war to defend the Southwestern border and the Vietnamese soldiers’ and specialists’ implementation of international obligations.

Over the past 40 years, the unit has made remarkable achievements. Its generations of cadres, reporters, troops, and defense workers actively studied to raise their political knowledge and professionalism to meet task requirements in modern time. Many of them won national and local press awards.

Speaking at the event, Head of the municipal Commission of Information and Education Than Thi Thu said that the most valuable and honorable reward for the military newspaper is readers’ trust and love and stressed that PAN’s articles have actively contributed to the city’s leadership and instructions on political work in the new period. She also showed her confidence in PAN’s continuous and sustainable development and affirmed that the city is willing to create favorable conditions for PAN’s reporters to fulfill their assigned missions.

PAN’s Editor-in-Chief, Major General Pham Van Huan, deeply thanked Southern localities’ Party committees, authorities, and armed forces for their valuable supports to PAN’s reporters and collaborators and acknowledged great contributions of PAN’s reporters and staff in the South to the development of the PAN. At present, the PAN has a number of publications, including the daily, the weekly, the Events and Witnesses Magazine, the online newspaper with Vietnamese, English and Chinese editions (Lao and Khmer editions will be launched soon). The quality of its multimedia platform has been improved. The PAN’s Editor-in-Chief asked the office’s reporters to promote former generations’ traditions and unite to achieve the set targets. He hoped to receive further assistance from Southern localities.

Representatives of the Office’s young reporters expressed their deep gratitude and promised to overcome difficulties and restlessly study to bring high quality articles on political, economic, and social issues to readers.

Translated by Tran Hoai