The mission checked the units’ performance of such key political missions as combat readiness, preparation for the upcoming lunar New Year, care for policy beneficiaries and national contributors, COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control, and building of militia posts in border areas and residential areas adjacent to militia posts.

The deputy defense minister highly appreciated and praised the units for overcoming challenges amid the complicated COVID-19 pandemic situation to achieve positive results over the past time.

Army Corps 4's representatives receiving gifts

In spite of undertaking duties in COVID-19 hotbeds, the units have heightened their activeness and creativeness to contribute to pushing back the pandemic in localities where they are stationed. Together with cooperating with other agencies, units, and localities in pandemic prevention and control, the units have mobilized their personnel to assist other pandemic-hit localities in containing SARS-CoV-2 and help local people stabilize their life.

Regarding missions in the coming time, General Luong requested the units to pay attention to troops’ health and build a plan to segregate high-risk groups when requested, so as to give timely care and treatment to them and protect the units from the pandemic.  

He asked the units to pay attention to maintaining combat readiness during the lunar New Year holidays; hold a happy, safe, and economical Tet for troops; take care of policy beneficiaries, needy households, religious people, and those living in border areas; strengthen solidarity in the political system. 

The deputy defense minister also urged border posts, militia checkpoints, public security force, and people in border areas to develop plans to protect security in border areas, prevent crime and trade fraud, contain COVID-19 pandemic, and develop infrastructure in border areas to help the local stabilize their life.  

On the occasion, on behalf of the Ministry of National Defense, Senior Lieutenant General Vo Minh Luong extended New Year greetings to units and handed over 50 tons of rice to the Long An provincial Military Command and Border Guard Command, Division 5, the Tay Ninh provincial Military Command and Border Guard Command, and the Army Corps 4 Command.

The volumes of rice will be presented to needy troops, poor households, religious families, and policy beneficiaries in localities where they are stationed. 

Translated by Tran Hoai