PANO – Naval Zone 2 on March 1st held a grand ceremony to start the 2012 training plan and receive a modern vessel named HQ-272, which has been made in Vietnam for the first time.
Commander of the Naval Zone, Colonel Pham Xuan Diep said that it was a great honour but also a high responsibility for the staff of the Naval Zone to receive and operate the warship.
With the warship and the formation of a flotilla of modern warships, the combat strength of the Naval Zone will considerably be increased, the Commander said.
|Modern vessel HQ-272 |
All officers and soldiers of the Naval Zone should make a breakthrough in improving the quality of training in 2012 and subordinate units should actively train technical, maintenance, operational and tactics of new and modern vehicles and weapons for officers and soldiers so that they could master and effective exploit them in patrolling, participating in search and rescue of victims at sea and protecting national sovereignty over the seas and islands.
On the same day, the Naval Zone held another ceremony to receive a Feat-of-Arms Order of third class from the State President. The noble order was a recognition by the Party, State and Defence Ministry of the Naval Zone’s efforts and achievements over the past years. Translated by Thu Nguyen