|Sr. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh gives the closing speech.|
At the meeting, delegates heard a report delivered by Major General Dang Hong Trien, General Director of the Vietnam-Russia Tropical Center. They also discussed the implementation of a research program on ecology, natural resources, and deep-sea creatures. The results of this program are an important contribution to biodiversity conservation, and environmental improvement and protection.
In his closing speech, General Vinh hailed the center for their accomplishments and asked it to continue to work closely with other relevant defense agencies and military units to carry out the program in an effective and substantial manner.
* The same day, Deputy Defense Minister Vice Admiral Pham Hoai Nam and his entourage checked the scientific research work of the Naval Technical Institute under the Naval Service.
|Vice Admiral Pham Hoai Nam tours the area of displayed products studied by the Naval Technical Institute.|
Since the beginning of this year, the institute has actively carried out 92 scientific and technological projects and missions at Defense Ministry, Naval Service, and Institute levels. These projects focus on designing, creating, and manufacturing weapons and specialized equipment for the Navy to complete their missions.
Concluding the inspection visit, Nam applauded the institute for their achievements over the past time. He urged its Party Committee and Chain-of-command to continue to devise practical measures to build a regular and modern institute which deserves to be a leading scientific and technological research center of the Navy.
The Deputy Defense Minister also asked the institute to implement projects that meet the Navy’s mission requirements, contributing to the improvement of training, combat readiness, and exercises as well as the protection of national maritime sovereignty.
* On the evening of September 25, at the Hanoi-based Military Theater, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Trong Nghia, Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics, attended a program reviewing artistic items for the upcoming national musical instrument competition.
The program involves different musical instruments, such as the monochord, dan ty ba (a kind of Vietnamese lute), flute, 16-chord zither, Vietnamese two-string guitar, and Vietnamese two-string fiddle. It features cultures from different regions across Vietnam and highlights traditional folk melodies of Vietnam.
These items will be performed on October 2 at the National Cheo (Popular Opera) Theater.
|Sr. Lt. Gen. Do Can presents flowers of congratulation to Gen. Le Van Dung (fourth from left).|
* Senior Lieutenant General Do Can, Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics presented flowers of congratulation to General Le Van Dung, former member of the Secretariat of the Party Central Committee, former Director of the General Department of Politics, on the occasion of his reception of the 55-year Party badge.
General Can emphasized General Dung’s contributions to the Party’s revolutionary cause and the military’s development. He hoped that General Dung will continue to set an example and make contributions to military building.
Translated by Mai Huong