The People’s Committee of central Da Nang city on Oct. 27 held a ceremony to receive stones and a tropical almond tree as gifts from Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago.

The gifts are to affirm Vietnam’s sovereignty over seas and islands as well as educate people from every walk of life about patriotism, national pride and a sense of responsibility for preserving and protecting the country’s territorial integrity.

On the occasion, thousands of local people attended a ceremony entitled “Collect stones to build Spratly archipelago” launched by the Central Committee of Youth Union and the Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

At the event, the province presented 110 million VND raised from organisations and individuals to Tuoi Tre newspaper.

The Vietnam People’s Navy has to date handed over stones and tropical almond trees to 26 cities and provinces nationwide./.