Naval ships carry Tet gifts to soldiers doing duty at sea hinh anh 1Officers and soldiers of Naval Zone 2 carry Tet gifts to the ships. (Photo: VNA)

Ba Ria-Vung Tau (VNA) – Two delegations from the High Command of Naval Zone 2 and Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City on January 5 sailed from Vung Tau city to visit officers and soldiers who are doing their duty on DK1 Platform and Radar Station 590 in Con Dao island district.

The delegations, including journalists of provincial and central press agencies, will also visit agencies and units stationed in the land district during their trip, which is expected to last from 12-15 days.

The two ships, namely Truong Sa 08 and Truong Sa 19, are carrying Tet gifts from the Ministry of National Defence, the People’s Navy, the High Command of Naval Zone 2, localities, agencies and businesses to the officers and soldiers.  

This is an annual activity, showing the sentiments and care the Party, State, army, naval force and people of the whole country extend to armed forces who are doing their duty at sea and on islands.

DK1 was set up on July 5, 1989, on the continental shelf belonging to the Vung Tau-Con Dao Special Zone (now Ba Ria-Vung Tau province) with the task of defending the country’s sovereignty over the waters in the southeastern region. 

It is a complex of structures of large steel pipes which strike roots deep into dry coral reefs. Covering these steel pipes is a living space for soldiers who guard the platform. 

On January 4, delegations of military officers and soldiers also headed for Truong Sa (Spratly) to visit those performing duties on Vietnam’s archipelago.

Four ships of Naval Region 4 carried thousands of Tet gift packages sent by military units and people nationwide to soldiers and residents on 33 islands of the archipelago.-VNA