Nguyen Hung Cuong, owner of a pepper garden with an area of more than one hectare in Can Duc hamlet, held that annually, the troops always help them harvest the crops. As the 2024 lunar New Year festival came, thanks to the support of the troops, the crops were harvested with good quality.

Helping local people harvest ripe pepper

In any circumstances, troops of Loc Thanh Border Post are always present to help border people. In 2023, in the areas where they are stationed, storms and tornadoes damaged many houses and more than 1,500 rubber trees, causing a total loss of more than VND 326 million. In this situation, the border troops approached the scene, together with local authorities, assisted the local people in overcoming natural disasters’ consequences.

On the occasion of the 2024 lunar New Year festival, the border unit worked with local authorities to organize many activities, such as “Border spring warms up border people's hearts” program, free hair cutting for 96 students in Loc Thanh commune’s Primary and Secondary schools, building a gratitude house, presenting 39 scholarships and 120 gifts to needy students and households, among others, totally cost nearly VND 450 million.

In order to grasp situation in the area, effectively protect national sovereignty over border areas, implement policies for ethnic minorities and religious people, and reduce poverty, Loc Thanh Border Post has sent troops and Party members to border villages and hamlets to make recommendations to local authorities, conduct law dissemination work and mobilize local people to develop economy and build up the firm border area.

Translated by Minh Anh