Delegations from many localities and organisations throughout the country, visited and presented gifts to soldiers and people in Truong Sa island district, the central province of Khanh Hoa, on May 18.

The capital city of Hanoi alone donated essential goods, equipment and boats worth 22 billion VND (more than 1 million USD).

Vice Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee Vu Hong Khanh said this is the fifth visit to Truong Sa by Hanoi officials, adding that the city’s authorities and people always have warm feelings toward Truong Sa island district where soldiers and people are safeguarding the country’s sea and island sovereignty.

According to Khanh, the city has been organising many campaigns to mobilise more support for Truong Sa, in order to give timely encouragement to officials, soldiers and people on the islands.

On behalf of soldiers and people on Truong Sa islands, Rear Admiral Dinh Gia That, Secretary of the Navy’s Party Committee, expressed thanks for the attention and encouragement of people nationwide. He affirmed that soldiers and people on the islands are determined to protect the country’s sovereignty over its airspace, sea and islands.-VNA