President pays pre-Tet visit to people, soldiers in Kien Giang

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(VOVWORLD) - President Vo Van Thuong on Saturday visited and presented gifts to soldiers and people in Tho Chau island commune of Kien Giang province - the most remote island commune in the southwest of the country – on the threshold of the Lunar New Year (Tet).
President pays pre-Tet visit to people, soldiers in Kien Giang - ảnh 1President Vo Van Thuong visits Regiment 152 in Tho Chau on January 20, 2024.

More than 200km away from the mainland, Tho Chau holds an important strategic position in national defense, security and marine economic development. It currently houses nearly 2,000 people who live mainly on farming and fishing. 

Visiting Regiment 152 of Military Region 9, President Thuong stressed that the unit's top priority task is to safeguard national sovereignty over the airspace and waters of Tho Chau island and ensure local people’s peace and happiness. 

Mr. Thuong also visited the Tho Chau Border Guard Station and local residents.

Emphasizing the unique geographical conditions of the island commune with large forest coverage, the President asked local authorities and people to pay greater attention to protecting and managing the ecological environment and resources.

On this occasion, he offered incense at Tho Chau Temple to commemorate martyrs who sacrificed for national independence and freedom and more than 500 innocent people murdered by the Khmer Rouge in 1975.