Apart from information about national law, harmful effects of drugs, methods and tricks of drug criminals, the joint units talked about the meaning of celebration activities for the 49th anniversary of the Liberation of the South and National Reunification Day (April 30) and the 70th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu Victory (May 7).

Colonel Phan Thanh Hai, Political Commissar of the Second Special Task Unit for Drug Crime Prevention and Control under the Vietnam Coast Guard Command, distributes leaflets to local fishermen.

On the occasion, they presented 10 fire extinguishers, 100 photos of Uncle Ho, 2,200 national flags, 220 life jackets, 15 gifts (each worth VND 500,000) to boat owners, fishermen, policy beneficiary families, and students facing hard living conditions and having good academic results. They also distributed more than 500 leaflets on drug prevention and combat and anti-IUU fishing to locals. These activities contributed to ensuring security and order in the area and enhancing solidarity between the armed forces and local people.

National flags presented to locals in Nghe An province

* From April 26-27, a Coast Guard Region 4 Command delegation carried out a number of meaningful activities in the framework of the “Coast guards accompany fishermen” program in Hon Dat district, Kien Giang province.

They provided local people, especially owners of fishing boats and fishermen, with the Law on Vietnam Coast Guard 2018, legal regulations on national sea and islands, IUU fishing prevention and control, harmful effects of drugs and 400 leaflets.

Presenting bags of medicines to local fishermen
Fifty gifts presented to needy policy beneficiary families and fishermen  in Hon Dat district

The command joined hands with the Laborers Newspaper and Ho Chi Minh City-based Hung Vuong Hospital to present 300 national flags, 30 photos of Uncle Ho, 30 bags of medicine to fishing boats, and collaborated with the Military Women Advisory Board to give 50 gifts to local disadvantaged policy beneficiary families and fishermen.

Attentively, the command held the final of the “I love national sea and islands” contest with the competition of 100 students from secondary schools of Hon Dat district. It, together with the Military Youth Advisory Board and the Laborers Newspaper, presented scholarships to 140 local needy students with good study results to pave the way to school for them.

At the “I love national sea and islands” contest

On the occasion, the delegation offered flowers and incense in tribute to hero of the people’s armed forces Phan Thi Rang (widely known as Ms. Su), and joined in locals armed forces and Hon Dat district Youth Union Organization to collect over 1.5 tons of waste, helping protect local sea environment.

Translated by Chung Anh