PANO - In May, when Muong Thanh paddy fields are scorching hot, it’s  time for farmers of the Thai and Mong ethnic groups around Dien Bien Phu city, Dien Bien province to start harvesting the winter-spring rice crop.

Over the recent days, troops from Regiment 82 of Military Region 2 have joined hands with local people to harvest rice so that they can prepare for the next crop, contributing to enhancing the military-civilian ties.

Here are several photos of the rice harvesting season.

Translated by Chung Anh