The organizing panel handing over national flags and gifts to policy families and fishermen

During the program, coast guard officers disseminated information about the role and importance of sea and islands in the national construction and defense cause; the Party’s guidelines and State’s policies and laws on protecting national sovereignty over sea and islands in the new situation; basic contents of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) 1982, Vietnam Law of the Sea, and the Law on the Vietnam Coast Guard; the prevention of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing to ship owners, captains, fishermen, and local people. 

Troops of the Coast Guard Region 3 Command worked with youths from localities and departments, agencies, sectors, and organizations to conduct an environmental protection program. During the event, participants collected garbage on the beach.

Within the program, the Coast Guard Region 3 Command collaborated with the local party committee and authorities to hand over 150 gifts, worth VND 1 million each, and 200 national flags to policy families and needy fishermen in Long Hoa commune, Can Gio district.

Coast guard troops cleaning up the beach

According to Deputy Political Commissar of the Coast Guard Region 3 Command Senior Colonel Cao Xuan Quan, the program aimed to strengthen solidarity between troops and people, raise people’s patriotism and love for national sea and islands, partly provide material support to encourage fishermen to keep heading to the sea to promote economic development and contribute forces’ efforts to safeguarding national sovereignty over sea and islands.  

Translated by Tran Hoai