President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Nguyen Thien Nhan has praised Kien Giang provincial authorities for well implementing the State preferential policy for those who have rendered service to the nation.

With funding from various sources, Kien Giang province has built over 10,000 houses for those who have rendered service to the nation, including war invalids, families of fallen soldiers and others. The province has found and brought home the remains of more than 1,800 volunteer soldiers who were killed in overseas battlefields.

During a visit to the southern province on July 26, the VFF leader voiced his support of Kien Giang’s proposal to upgrade the cemetery on Phu Quoc Island where thousands of revolutionaries were buried after they were killed in the Phu Quoc prison to a national cemetery.

Built in 1949 by the French colonialists, the prison was used by France and the US to keep tens of thousands of Vietnamese political prisoners. The prison is now a national historical site.

On the occasion of the National Day for Fallen Soldiers and War Invalids (July 27), the VFF President offered incense at the Phu Quoc cemetery and visited families of war martyrs and invalids on the island.-VNA