Attending the event were nearly 200 delegates representing the Party committees, authorities, and parents and teachers of the recipients in the three border districts of Duc Co, la Grai, and Chu Prong in Gia Lai province.

Speaking at the event, Senior Colonel Ro Manh Tuan, Deputy Political Commissar of the provincial Border Guard Command, stressed that over the past years, the provincial Border Guard Command, in association with local Party committees, authorities, and relevant agencies have conducted programs to perform information dissemination work and support needy students. These meaningful activities have contributed to tightening the military-civilian ties, thus developing the economy while ensuring peace, stability, and security in border areas.


Three months ago, the provincial Border Guard Command directed its affiliated units to coordinate with local authorities in reviewing each case, meeting with children and their parents, and discussing plans, dates, and places to conduct the program.

At first, the provincial Border Guard Command adopted five children in the four border communes of la O, la Chia, la Dom, and la Pron. The children have been provided with good accommodation, school supplies, and other necessities from Border Posts 717, 719, 721, and 725. Food for the children has been supplied by these units as well.

On this occasion, the provincial Border Guard Command presented bicycles to the five children.

* The same day, the Command of Army Corps 16 under the Ministry of National Defense held a ceremony to inaugurate and hand over eight new classrooms to Bu Dang district, Binh Phuoc province, in celebration of the 74th anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19) and National Day (September 2).


These new classrooms were presented to Hoa Hong Kindergarten, Vo Thi Sau Primary School, and Dak Nhau Primary School.

The recently-completed buildings consist of eight classrooms with modern equipment, a yard, a toilet, a well, and a water tank. The total cost for the new facilities amounted to VND 3.8 billion, which were contributed by officers, soldiers, and defense workers of Army Corps 16.

Addressing the ceremony, Senior Colonel Ha Huy Tan, Deputy Commander of Army Corp 16, said that over the past year, the unit has always focused on cooperating with local authorities to help people reduce poverty and develop culture, health care, and education.

At the event, Regiment 719 under Army Corp 16 also presented gifts to poor students in Vo Thi Sau Primary School in Bu Dang district, Binh Phuoc province.

Translated by Lam Anh