A delegation of Ho Chi Minh City join the trip to Truong Sa island district and DK1 platform in the South-central province of Khanh Hoa from April 26 to May 2.

The delegation visited the islands of Sinh Ton (Sin Cowe), Co Lin (Collins Reef), Nui Le (Cornwallis South Reef), Toc Tan (Alison Reef), Da Tay (West London Reef), Truong Sa (Spratly), and DK1/17 platform; and attended a ceremony to celebrate the 49th anniversary of the liberation of Truong Sa (April 29, 1975 - 2024).

It also visited cultural works and places where soldiers stay, study and work; and held a memorial ceremony to pay tribute to war martyrs who sacrificed their lives to protect the national sovereignty over sea and islands.

On this occasion, the delegation gave soldiers and people there greenhouses, solar lights, computers, water pumps and purifiers, and others worth a total of about 42 billion VND (1.65 million USD).

Since 2007, Ho Chi Minh City has organized 15 delegations consisting of more than 1,500 people to visit the Truong Sa island district and DK1 platform.

About 450 billion VND from the city's "For National Sea and Islands - For the Frontline of the Fatherland" fund has been used to support soldiers and people on islands and in border areas.

Source: VNA