The General Department of Logistics under the Ministry of Defence received the first-class Military Exploit Order and celebrated the 65 th anniversary of the traditional day of the Army’s logistics (July 11, 1950) on July 10 in Hanoi.

State President Truong Tan Sang, who presented the order to the department, lauded the progress over the past 65 years and urged it to continue upholding its traditional values and apply advanced technology to its works.

He underscored its primary duty of building and protecting the nation, particularly in the context of ongoing territorial disputes in the East Sea, adding that it needs to ensure sufficient logistics supply in any circumstances.

Late President Ho Chi Minh established the General Department of Logistics in July 11, 1950 to manage the logistics of supplying food, medicine, fuel and army necessities during the war against the French, Chief of General Logistical Department Lieutenant General Duong Van Ra said in his opening remarks.

Ra recalled the department’s history from the historic battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954 to logistics operations along the Ho Chi Minh trail during the American war in Vietnam, and post-1975 wars to protect the country’s southwest and northern borders.-VNA