The southern province of An Giang is working hard to promote the search and retrieval of soldiers’ remains, both at home and abroad, in the period of 2014-2020.

Under the direction of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, the provincial People’s Committee has set up the Steering Board for the search and repatriation of remains from now and beyond 2020.

Accordingly, the board will focus on directing and managing agencies, organisations and localities in collecting information in a bid to locate more remains in the province.

It will also be responsible for the search and repatriation of remains of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and advisors who laid down their lives in Cambodia.

The locality plans to find the remains of nearly 500 fallen soldiers in the next six years, including 168 at home and 300 others in Cambodia’s Kampong Speu and Takeo provinces.-VNA