Top legislator pays Tet visit to border guards in Ha Giang hinh anh 1NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan pays Tet visit to border guards in Ha Giang province (Photo:

Ha Giang (VNA) – Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan presented gifts and extended warm Tet greetings to officers and soldiers at the Lung Cu Border Guard Station in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang on January 27.

Lauding efforts made by the soldiers, the top legislator said that they have overcome challenges to fulfil assigned political tasks as well as promote people-to-people diplomacy, contributing to building a borderline of peace, friendship and cooperation for mutual development.

They also have participated in developing local socio-economy and maintaining political security and social order in the border area, she added.

Ngan asked the station to further its work to safeguard border security and national sovereignty, while taking care of ethnic minority people, policy beneficiaries and impoverished households to ensure that they will have a warm Tet holiday.

The same day, she delivered Tet gifts to soldiers of the border guard station at the Thanh Thuy border gate and five border communes in Vi Xuyen district, including Thanh Thuy, Thanh Duc, Lao Chai, Xin Chai and Minh Tan.

Managing over 32 kilometres of border lines with 50 border markers, soldiers and officers at Thanh Thuy border guard station have successfully fulfilled their missions, Ngan said, adding that as the border area houses many disadvantaged families, the soldiers should join hands with local authorities to give timely support to them.

In 2017, the border guards forces spent 12.5 billion VND (550,000 USD) on presenting 10,000 gifts and building 35 houses valued at 2.5 billion VND (USD) as well as providing medical check-ups for the needy. This year, the guards plan to offer 20,000 gifts, 40 houses and 100 breeding cows to disadvantaged people.

Later the same day, Chairwoman Ngan attended an art performance programme called “Xuan bien phong am long dan ban” (warm spring in border areas for ethnic people) at the Thanh Thuy Border Guard Station.

On the occasion, she wished Ha Giang people a new year of happiness, health and prosperity while expressing her delights that such art performances will bring joyfulness to people in 44 border provinces across the country. - VNA