This statement was underlined by Lieutenant General Do Can, Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People's Army (VPA), at a get-together for national contributors at the headquarters of the Ministry of National Defense (MND) in Hanoi on October 3.

Tra Vinh is a former revolutionary base with a very important strategic position in terms of economy and defense in the Mekong Delta region and the country. During the national resistance war, local people made great efforts and contributions to the cause of national liberation and reunification.

Over the past time, local authorities, armed forces and people in the province have always overcome difficulties to gain considerable achievements. In addition, the province has successfully implemented policies for national contributors.

Lieutenant General Do Can presenting gifts to national contributors

The whole province is now home to over 65,000 national contributors, including nearly 20,000 war martyrs, nearly 10,000 wounded soldiers, and 3,243 Vietnamese heroic mothers. Notably, the province completed a project to build and repair houses for severely wounded soldiers and heroic Vietnamese mothers.

Addressing the reception, General Can welcomed the delegation of national contributors from Tra Vinh province. On behalf of the VPA’s General Department of Politics, he congratulated Tra Vinh authorities and people for the great achievements they have made, especially in implementing gratitude work and taking care of national contributors.

He also affirmed that over the past time, the Central Military Commission and the MND have closely worked with sectors, ministries and agencies to make proposals to the Party and State in carrying out guidelines and policies towards wounded soldiers, war martyrs’ families and national contributors as well as homefront policies for troops.

Additionally, the general also sent his sincere thanks to the leadership and people of Tra Vinh for their support for the VPA’s troops during their construction and development cause.

Meanwhile, he expected that the national contributors would continue promoting their traditions to make contributions to the locality's construction and development while setting good examples for the next generations to follow.

On this occasion, authorized by the MND, General Can presented the MND’s gifts (worth VND 2 million each) to the delegates.

Translated by Khanh Ngan