PANO - Localities across the country on February 23rd handed over selected youths to army units as part of the enlistment call of this year.

* General Do Ba Ty, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army and Deputy Defence Minister, attended a meeting to send 260 recruits from Chi Linh district, Hai Duong province, for national service.

Notably, 29 of them are graduates from universities, colleges or vocational schools, while 100 per cent are in good health.

According to the province’s Military Command, this year Hai Duong has over 3,100 youths joining the army.

General Do Ba Ty encouraging enlistees in Chi Linh district, Hai Duong province

* Senior Lieutenant General Phuong Minh Hoa, Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army, encouraged 95 new recruits from Son Tay town, Hanoi, to successfully fulfill their tasks in their army units.

* Tam Ky in Quang Nam province held a solemn ceremony to hand over enlistees to army units in the presence of Lieutenant General Nguyen Quoc Khanh, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army.

This year, Quang Nam has sent 2,750 men in good health to the Vietnam People’s Navy, Air Defence and Air Force Service, Army Corps 3, General Department of Logistics, and Military Zone 5.

* Hanoi People’s Committee Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung and Hanoi Party Committee Secretary Hoang Trung Hai attended ceremonies to hand over hundreds of local youths to the military in Dong Da and Ba Vi districts.

Bac Tu Liem district, Hanoi, completed transferring their 75 youths to army units under the Ministry of National Defence with total safety.

* As many as 2,600 men in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai were recruited to the military. All the enlistees are of high political stance and academic standards and in good health.

* The same day, Military Zone 5’s provinces and cities finished handing over 21,200 recruits to 41 army units stationed across the country.

* Among 850 new recruits in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum, 21 are members of the Communist Party of Vietnam and 15 are graduates from universities and colleges.

* Meanwhile, Da Nang sent 950 youths to the army. Among them, 71 are officials from the State agencies in the central city.

Translated by Van Hieu