Transport Minister visits island to inspect maritime safety

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A working group led by Transport Minister Dinh La Thang Saturday visited the Truong Sa (Spratly) Island to inspect maritime safety, the Tien Phong newspaper reported.

Thang asked soldiers stationed on the island to work closely with its residents in protecting the island's sovereignty.

The Transport Ministry presented a truck worth VND500 million (US$24,000) as a gift to army forces of the island.

The Vietnam People's Army has been stationed on the island since 1975.

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