* On October 19, the Binh Dinh provincial Red Cross Society and the provincial Border Guard Command handed over 400 life-jackets to Cat Khanh Border Station and fishermen in Cat Khanh commune.

Presenting life jackets to the fishermen

In particular, the units presented 385 life-jackets to poor and near-poor fishermen and 15 others to the rescue force of Cat Khanh Border Station and fishermen in Cat Khanh commune. The gifts were worth VND 500 million in total.

In the coming time, the organizers will offer 700 life-jackets to the rescue team of Tam Quan Nam Border Station and fishermen in Hoai Nhon commune, Binh Dinh province, and 300 others to the rescue teams of the province’s Military Command, Border Guard Command, Fisheries Sub-Department, and border stations in Quy Nhon city.

A troop from Pu Nhi Border Station conducting missions at the site of a landslide in Nhi Son

These activities aim to ensure the safety for the rescue teams on duty at sea and fishermen, helping them feel more secure to fulfill all assignments in firmly protecting national sovereignty over seas and islands.

* Over the past days in Thanh Hoa province, heavy and prolonged rain have caused flash floods and serious landslides, especially in border and mountainous areas.

Facing the situation, the Thanh Hoa provincial Border Guard Command has mobilized its affiliated units and vehicles to support local authorities and people affected by the storm.

A landslide occurring behind Vi Van Ha’s house

Particularly, the units have coordinated with relevant forces to carry out traffic divergence as well as prevent people and vehicles from passing through areas at high risks of landslides.

As reported, at 5 a.m. on October 19, a landslide occurred in Keo Te village, Nhi Son commune, Muong Lat district, blocking the National Highway 15C to Muong Lat district, causing traffic congestion.

Troops from the border station of Na Meo international border gate moving people and property to safe places

Receiving the information, Pu Nhi Border Station sent 15 troops and vehicles to help the local authorities surmount disaster consequences.

Also, border troops have worked closely with the local police force to set up checkpoints to warn people and vehicles of the oncoming landslide while guiding them to follow the route of “National Highway 16 - Chieng Nua Bridge – Provincial Road 521D” to reach Muong Lat townlet.

Moreover, on October 18-19, the Border Station of Na Meo international border gate sent troops to support the local authority of Cha Khot village in evacuating two households of Vi Van Ha and Vi Van Mung and their property to safer places.

Translated by Quynh Oanh