President Tran Dai Quang at the ceremony (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang asked the Military Technical Academy (MTA) under the National Defence Ministry to renew its training programmes towards the modernisation of the army and carry forward its role in national defence in the new situation.

Addressing the 50 th Traditional Day of the MTA in Hanoi on October 28, the President pointed out that the nation-building course is being challenged by complex and unexpected situations, along with fierce territorial and sovereignty disputes in the East Sea.

Against the backdrop, the academy needs to step up scientific research on military and national defence, and make products in service of military training and combat and socio-economic development, he said.

In a parallel effort, the academy should expand international cooperation to improve the capacity of its officials and lecturers, consolidate its links with local Party Committees, authorities and people, and pay more heed to Party building, the leader stressed.

President Quang requested the Ministries of National Defence, and Education and Training, agencies and localities to create favourable conditions for the academy, helping it prove itself as an important and prestigious training and scientific research centre of the Vietnam People’s Army and the State.

He applauded the MTA’s efforts in military training and scientific research during the past struggle against US forces and at present, saying the academy has trained tens of thousands of scientific and technological officials for the army, ministries, agencies and localities, as well as the two neighbouring countries of Laos and Cambodia.

Its scientific and technological activities have all served the task of building a regular , elite and modern revolutionary armed forces, the President said, adding that the academy has constructively participated in major projects and programmes launched by the VPA and the State.

The leader expressed his belief that the MTA will gain greater achievements, contributing to national construction and protection.

On this occasion, the academy was honoured with the Independence Order, second class.-VNA