President Tran Dai Quang visits Ro Koi Border Guard post  (Source: VNA)

Kon Tum (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang extended Lunar New Year (Tet) greetings to people in Kon Tum during his working trip to the Central Highlands province on February 2.

He visited and extended Tet greetings to officers and soldiers at the Ro Koi Border Guard post under the provincial Border Guard Command in Sa Thay district.

The President hailed the post for giving advice to the local authorities on political, socio-economic development, poverty reduction, social security, and natural disaster mitigation.

He urged the post to continue implementing effectively the resolutions and directives of the Party, State and army on protecting the national border, while actively fighting criminals and reactionaries to keep political security, social order and safety in border areas.

Ro Koi Border Guard post, with 50 officers and soldiers, is responsible for managing 11.2 km of border neighbouring Ta Veng district, Ratanakari province of Cambodia.

The unit has actively joined hands with the provincial chapter of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, and the provincial Border Guard Command to build 28 charity houses in 2016, worth 58 million VND (2,300 USD).

On this occasion, President Quang visited and extended Tet greetings to local authorities and people in Ro Koi commune, Sa Thay province.

Ro Koi is a disadvantaged commune in the district, with poor households accounting for nearly 40 percent of the total population.

The State leader also visited and presented Tet gifts to Vietnamese Heroic Mother Dang Thi Thu, residing in Duy Tan ward, Kon Tum city; and Most Venerable Thich Quang Xa, Vice Chairman of the Executive Council of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) and head of the provincial VBS chapter.-VNA