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PM Pham Minh Chinh pays tribute to fallen soldiers in Gac Ma battle (Photo: VNA)
Khanh Hoa (VNA) – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on March 12 offered incense in commemoration of naval soldiers who sacrificed their lives while safeguarding Gac Ma Reef in Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago (March 14, 1988).

He paid tribute to the fallen soldiers at the Gac Ma soldiers’ memorial site in Cam Hai commune of Cam Lam district, Khanh Hoa province, during a fact-finding trip to Cam Lam as part of his working visit to this central province.

Earlier on the day, he listened to reports about the planning of a Cam Lam Airport urban area. The Government leader instructed that the planning must aim at turning Cam Lam from a rural and mountainous area into a modern, green and smart city which is also a tourism, service, educational and healthcare centre.

He requested authorities, sectors, and investors quickly carry out investment procedures, build quality resettlement areas for the displaced residents, preserve local culture, and ensure both material and spiritual life of the people living in the project area in the principle of harmonising interests among the State, people and businesses.

Later the same day, the Government leader visited officers and soldiers of Submarine Brigade 189 and Brigade 162 of Naval Region 4./.