An art exchange program will be held in Hanoi on Aug 20, to honour the soldiers who have contributed to the construction of the national frontier patrol route.

The program was co-organised by the People’s Army newspaper, the management board of project 47 and the National Communication and Broadcasting agency, to mark the 5 th year of the construction project.

On Aug 16, Major General Le Phuc Nguyen, who is Editor in Chief of the People’s Army newspaper said the programme will explain in detail the scale of the construction plan of the patrol route, which runs from Mong Cai (Quang Ninh) to Ha Tien (Kien Giang) along Vietnam’s borders with China, Laos and Cambodia.

Major General Hoang Kien, Director of the Management Board of project 47 said that five years after beginning the project, the soldiers had completed 2,030 km of the 10,000 km long concrete route.

Though facing many challenges, the soldiers were working with their utmost ability to complete the road as they understood that the new strategic route would lead to socio-economic development, as well as assist the maintenance of national bordery security, peace and friendship with bordering countries.

Participants in the exchange program will include representatives from the Engineer Corps, the Border Defence, the military construction companies, the transport sector and compatriots of various ethnic groups where the route passes through./.