At the event, Director of the Department of Military Medicine under the General Department of Logistics Major General Nguyen Xuan Kien recalled the military’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Particularly, under the direction of the Ministry of National Defense, the Border Guard Command set up checkpoints at border gates and border paths to prevent illegal border crossings, contributing to minimizing spread of SARS-CoV-2 in the country.
Units in the military provided 175 concentrated quarantine zones for 191,363 people returning from COVID-19-hit countries while taking different COVID-19 prevention measures to ensure safety for delegates at important events of the Party, State, and military and for enlisted youths.
Apart from successfully producing made-in-Vietnam SARS-CoV-2 test kits, the military also researched and developed the Nano Covax vaccine against COVID-19 and started a COVID-19 vaccination program for troops working on the frontline of the fight against the pandemic.
In addition to COVID-19 response, the whole military attached importance to training new enlistees, militiamen, and troops to participate in the 2021 International Army Games (2021 Army Games) .
Military units also carried out programs on overcoming war legacy effectively. Together with detecting and clearing unexploded ordnance in localities across the country, they fostered international cooperation in settling consequences of war.
The whole military conducted surveys and cleared 485,240 hectares of land from unexploded ordnance from 2010 to 2020 and targets to free an additional 800,000 hectares of land for socio-economic development in the next five years.
At the press meeting, organizers answered reporters’ queries relating to the election of deputies to the 15th National Assembly and People’s Councils at all levels in 2021-2026 tenure, COVID-19 vaccination program in the military, the progress and results of unexploded ordnance detection and clearance in Ha Giang province, and the search and collection of remains of fallen soldiers.
Translated by Tran Hoai