PANO - The State President, Truong Tan Sang, visited Sa Pa Phin Border Post, Defence-Economic Unit 379 and some models for new countryside development in Dien Bien on April 15 th , his second day of the visit to the Province.
At Sa Pa Phin Border Post, President Truong Tan Sang visited and inspected the accommodation and living conditions of the soldiers.
Seven years after the previous visit made by the President, the unit now has a new appearance, which is more spacious and greener, and the physical and spiritual life of the officers and soldiers have been considerably improved.
Especially, the officers and soldiers of the unit have been proactive to overcome difficulties to fulfill its tasks of protecting national borderline, maintaining security in the locality and assisting local people to alleviate hunger and reduce poverty.
At Defence-Economic Unit 379, the President was briefed by Colonel Phan Quang Dai, Chief of the Unit, about the characteristics, situations, tasks and achievements that the unit has achieved in its activities in terms of training, combat readiness, cooperation with the locality and socio-economic development projects.
State President Truong Tan Sang said that the achievements gained by the unit were of significant meaning, contributing to bringing changes to the remote and mountainous areas, which are of special difficulties, to help the local people improve their living standards.
The President told the officers and soldiers of the unit to fully understand the strategic position of their area and plots of the hostile forces to continue to well fulfilled the tasks ordered by Military Zone 2 and Ministry of National Defence.
On the same day, the President visited models for new countryside development in some communes of Dien Bien Province.
Planting Rubber trees is one of the successful models which is suitable and bring about changes in production and help local people improve the physical and spiritual life.
Translated by Ngoc Hung