The Vietnam National Defence television channel (QPVN) will make its debut on May 19, the Ministry of National Defence said on May 15.

QPVN is an official organ of the Central Military Commission - the Ministry of National Defence and the voice of the Vietnamese armed force and people.

The channel will serve the task of popularizing information on the building of the people’s army and the people-based national defence in the new period.

Besides news and documentaries, QPVN’s programmes also include movies and sports.

The channel is expected to broadcast 18.5 hours a day, from 5.30 am to 24.00 pm, via VCTV, SCTV, HTVC, and Viettel’s IPTV and Mobile TV services.-VNA