Border Soldiers Help Ethnic Communities Improve Life

The remote mountainous border areas in the northern province of Lai Chau have a high rate of poor households. In recent years, border soldiers and officials in the province have implemented an economic development model: “Four Together – Eat Together, Live Together, Work Together and Speak the Local Ethnic Language Together.” The model aims to improve local life, eradicate hunger and alleviate poverty through practical projects such as breeding cows. In their familiar green uniforms, the Vietnamese soldiers have also helped many disadvantaged children in the area to overcome their plight and pursue their studies, as well as organizing activities to raise awareness of protecting national sovereignty among ethnic minorities. (Vietnam News)