Lieutenant General Ngo Minh Tien, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, made that statement while leading a mission of the General Staff to inspect the city’s defense-military task performance on August 15.

Since the beginning of this year, the city’s political organizations have paid due attention to the implementation of defense-military tasks. They have concentrated their direction on developing the local economy in combination with consolidating defense-security as well as building civil defense and defensive areas.

At the meeting

Regarding its industrial development plans, the city has ensured mechanisms and policies for the building of dual-purpose industrial establishments to meet defense requirements if needed. In addition, various industrial enterprises have shown their readiness for defense mobilization as requested.

Moreover, the budget for defense, military affairs and the resource of reserves have been guaranteed.

On behalf of the mission, General Tien highly valued the city’s achievements in defense-military task implementation.

Lieutenant General Ngo Minh Tien inspects Division 330, Military Region 9.

To improve the work, General Tien asked the municipal political organizations to continue embracing the Party’s and State’s policies and laws on the task; opening training courses to provide defense-military knowledge for different groups of trainees, especially key cadres; and creating favorable conditions for local socio-economic development.

Earlier, since August 12, the mission has worked with the Military Region 9 Command and its affiliated units, several border posts and militia watchtowers in An Giang province, and other units and localities in Can Tho city.

Translated by Mai Huong