A delegation led by Director of the Police General Department for Crime Prevention, Phan Van Vinh, delivered support to naval soldiers and residents in Song Tu Tay commune of Truong Sa island district, central Khanh Hoa province, on May 26.

Lt. Gen. Vinh praised soldiers and residents for their determination to stay on and protect Vietnam’s seas and islands, and stressed the support that inland people have shown to those defending the country’s offshore sovereignty.

The 250-strong delegation, including representatives from the Vietnam Women’s Union, presented soldiers and islanders with practical equipment such as TVs, DVD players, water filters, electric fans, computers and crop seedlings.

The inland representatives began their tour to several islands of Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago on May 24, and Song Tu Tay was their first destination.

Song Tu Tay is one of the two communes of Truong Sa island district, which also comprises a township.

It accommodates military units, civil and cultural structure and a hydro-meteorological station. Song Tu Tay also houses a dock with enough space for hundreds of fishing boats and a repair station.-VNA