Programme calls for practical support for Truong Sa people hinh anh 1A vegetable garden on Truong Sa (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The “Truong Sa xanh” (Green Truong Sa) programme is seeking solutions to producing more varieties of sea weather-adaptable vegetables for people and soldiers on Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago.

Jointly organised by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and the Vietnam Navy, it is also looking for support from scientists to develop bio-technologies to treat wastes on the archipelago.

It also plans to pilot the manufacturing of Bio-Toilet VT30 for the islanders to use in 2016, as reported at the launch of the programme on March 10.

Also in 2016, more sea water desalination facilities will be installed in islands belonging to the archipelago while portable seawater filters will be studied for use on fishing and naval vessels.

Individuals, publishers and organisations are called on to donate books for Truong Sa people.

A photo book titled “Sac Mau Truong Sa” (Truong Sa’s colours) is expected to be published this year to promote the landscape beauty and the daily life on the islands.

Through these practical works, the programme organisers aim to raise the sense of patriotism, solidarity and responsibility to defend the national sovereignty over sea and islands among people, in particular the teenagers.-VNA