Deputy Defense Minister Senior Lieutenant General Pham Hoai Nam attended the event and presented the first-class Fatherland Protection Order to the Staff and the second-class Fatherland Protection Orders to the Department of Technological Management and the Inspection Division of the GDDI.

Senior Lieutenant General Pham Hoai Nam speaks at the event.

In his speech, Gen. Pham Hoai Nam congratulated and spoke highly of the outstanding achievements of the units over the past 35 years, especially in providing strategic advice to the GDDI to implement the directives of higher levels on developing the defense industry towards self-reliant, self-sufficient, dual-use, modern orientations. He emphasized that the units have contributed significantly to the GDDI’s successful fulfillment of the state management function regarding the defense industry, actively proposing the mobilization and efficient utilization of investment resources for infrastructure, technological chains, and enhancing defense production capacity. Moreover, they have vigorously conducted research and applied science and technology, effectively implemented projects to manufacture and develop new and modern weapons and equipment.

An overview of the ceremony
Gen. Pham Hoai Nam hands over the prestigious awards to the units 

In the coming time, Gen. Pham Hoai Nam urged the GDDI to thoroughly direct and strictly implement the Party's and State's resolutions and directives, as well as those of the Central Military Commission and the Ministry of National Defense, on the development of the defense industry, especially Resolution No.08-NQ/TW of the Politburo issued on January 26, 2022 on promoting the development of the defense industry sector until 2030 and the following years. The GDDI needs to proactively implement projects and plans on defense industry development; coordinate with relevant agencies to continously prepare content of the Law on Defense, Security Industries, and Industrial Mobilization to report to the National Assembly, and research weapons and equipment to meet the needs of the armed forces. Additionally, the general department should combine defense industry development with the strategies for socio-economic development, he stressed.

Translated by Song Anh