At the event, Nghi stated that for seven years, the SCOVA, in collaboration with the Vietnam People’s Navy, has organized seven trips for nearly 400 overseas Vietnamese to the island district of Truong Sa in Khanh Hoa province and DK1 platforms on the Southern continental shelf of the country. Via the trips, overseas Vietnamese had opportunities to learn more about life on the islands through which they have made more practical contributions, in both spiritual and material terms, to easing difficulties of islanders.

SCOVA delegates present calendars to the Naval Service. Photo: Hoang Truong.

On this occasion, on behalf of overseas Vietnamese and the Organizing Panel of the calendar project “Truong Sa - DK1 Platforms – Journey of the heart,” Nghi handed over 1,000 calendars and 2,000 kg of sticky rice from overseas Vietnamese in Thailand to troops and residents in the island district of Truong Sa on the occasion of the upcoming Lunar New Year 2019.

The project was initiated and implemented by a group of participants of the eighth and the 10th missions to Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands in 2017 and in 2018, respectively.

Rear Admiral Dang Minh Hai, Deputy Political Commissar of the Naval Service, thanked overseas Vietnamese and the project’s organizing panel for the meaningful gifts and stated that troops and residents of the Truong Sa Islands will continue to promote the heroic tradition to firmly protect the national seas and islands.

Translated by Duc Nguyen