An art item at the exchange

The program, jointly organized by the Committee for Social Affairs, Ethnic Council and other committees under the National Assembly (NA) and the provincial People’s Committee, was in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Khe Sanh Victory and Huong Hoa district’s Liberation (July 9).

In her speech, permanent NA Vice-Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong said that during a trip to learn about the province’s realization of policies related to social affairs, hunger elimination and poverty reduction for ethnic minorities and at border areas, an NA delegation inquired after local people and listened to their voice on their difficulties in life. From that, they further understood the significance of the historic victory of Road 9-Khe Sanh which destroyed the Khe Sanh entrenched fortification where the enemy fiercely defended with modern weapons and heavy fire-power, making important contributions to the Spring-Autumn 1972 victory, Quang Tri liberation and being a driving force for the historic General Offensive and Uprising in Spring 1975 to liberate the South and reunite the nation.

The NA Vice-Chairwoman expressed her gratitude to Van Kieu and Pa Co people who had sacrificed their lives for and been faithful to the revolution, the Party and Uncle Ho and emphasized the special ties between Vietnam and Laos.

Phong hailed related units and individuals for the organization of such a program towards poor people and ethnic minorities, contributing to building Huong Hoa into an exemplary district, deserving of the tradition of the revolution and people’s trust.

During the exchange, typical artistic items recaptured the historic period of our troops and people in the resistance war against foreign invaders for national independence and freedom. Besides, delegates remembered heroic combats in the resistance war.

Gifts presented to veterans of Huong Hoa district

Huong Hoa contains one part of the legendary Truong Son Trail. In the past, regular divisions of the Liberation Army went through Huong Hoa to reach the Southern front to make the victory of the General Offensive and Uprising in Spring 1968.

In fierce combats with the foreign invaders, the Road 9-Khe Sanh theater became one of the most typical fronts which confirmed the strong will and intelligence of Vietnamese troops and people. The highlight of the Road 9-Khe Sanh epic is bright images of Van Kieu and Pa Co ethnic minority people who were whole-heartedly faithful to the revolution, supported troops and actively participated and served in combats.

The victory of Khe Sanh and liberation of Huong Hoa district in 1968 and other victories in Western Quang Tri’s mountainous areas were also closely attached to the combat solidarity and close ties between Vietnamese and Lao armies and peoples.

50 years have elapsed. Khe Sanh has been a new destination in the East-West economic corridor. Local people have overcome pains left by the war to contribute to local socio-economic development.

At the program, a number of gifts were presented to policy beneficiary families, needy households while underprivileged students with good academic records received scholarships.

Source: VNA

Translated by Mai Huong