The Saigon Giai Phong has done a good job in providing updates on the situation of the country’s seas and islands, deputy Commander in chief Tran Thanh Huyen said at a meeting with the newspaper leader Monday.
Mr. Huyen, also Secretary of the unit Party Committee complimented the newspaper series “Song noi dau song” (Living on the top of water) which described the life of soldiers and residents on Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands, the process of development on the islands as well as the fight of the soldiers to protect the water territory of Vietnam.
The official was speaking with Saigon Giai Phong editor in chief Tran The Tuyen and Hai Phong newspaper editor in chief Le Trong Nghia as three met at the Navy headquarters to discuss about the roles of Party-led newspapers on the issue.
Since early this year, especially after the newspaper started cooperation with Vietnam’s People’s Navy, the Saigon Giai Phong has run more than 100 news and stories on seas and islands.
Mr. Huyen said the newspaper has become a bridge connecting the Party and Ho Chi Minh City residents with the country’s seas and islands, thus supporting soldiers and people on Truong Sa for their territory protection mission.
He expressed thankfulness to the newspaper, among other paper media agencies, for saving a lot of their times on sea and island propaganda.
The officer called the cooperation between the HCMC-based newspaper and the Navy a spotlight, since the city is the country’s leading locality in support campaigns for Navy soldiers and officials in Truong Sa.
HCMC has donated more than VND100 billion (US$5 million) to help raise the life quality of Truong Sa soldiers and residents so they can better serve the mission of protecting the islands and its waters.
In the coming time, the Saigon Giai Phong will tighten cooperation with the Navy to raise the quality of its information on seas and islands, and to prepare for the 50th anniversary of Ho Chi Minh lane on the sea.
The deputy commander said that the country’s Navy will offer the best conditions possible so that the newspaper can receive the latest and most precise information about the sea and islands propaganda of the country.