Speaking at the event, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Pham Dang Quyen said over the past two decades, the provincial Military Command’s search and collection team has sought and found thousands of sets of remains of Vietnamese soldiers in Laos.

At the ceremony

The work was carried out under the direction of the Government’s Special Working Committee, the Party Central Committee’s Steering Committee 1237, and the Command of Military Region 4.

The provincial military units also held communications campaigns to encourage the public to provide information on fallen soldiers, thus improving the efficiency of the search and repatriation of martyrs’ remains, and upheld the role of the Vietnam Veterans’ Association, the Association of Former Youth Volunteers, and liaison committees in the process.

During the 2016-2017 dry season, the team found and repatriated 21 sets of remains of  Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and specialists in Laos.

Source: VNA