Spring comes to South-West islands

(VOV) - The South-West islands are getting a spring makeover thanks to Government funding and the great efforts of soldiers and people.

Soldiers and people in the South-West islands, such as Tho Chu, Hon Khoai, Hon Chuoi, Nam Du, and Hon Doc are joining hands to make the island more prosperous in addition to protecting the sovereignty and sea and island security.

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An Son island village in Nam Du archipelago in Kien Giang province

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People in Nam Du, Tho Chu and Hon Doc islands in Kien Giang province or Hon Chuoi island in Ca Mau province earn their living by fishing

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Increasing number of visitors to the islands has contributed to improving local people’s living conditions

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Long cement road in Hon Doc island

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20 years ago, only 17 families lived in Tho Chu island

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Bustling shops are now popular in Tho Chu, Hon Doc and Nam Du islands

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Local people decorate their houses with apricot flowers to welcome the Lunar New Year Festival.

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Soldiers decorate President Ho Chi Minh’s altar to welcome Tet

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President Ho Chi Minh’s altar with a tray of five fruits, apricot flowers – popular image when Tet comes

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Most soldiers have to celebrate Tet far from their home

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Second lieutenant Dao Minh Thang has a special Tet with his wife and daughter