|The programme benefits about 400 locals in the two villages
The programme is held annually in Cambodian localities sharing the border with Kon Tum, aiming to further foster the solidarity and friendship between Vietnam and the neighbouring country.
In the two villages, doctors provided checkups and medicines with total value of VND60 million for over 400 poor locals.
Alongside, the doctors educate the local residents about preventive measures against malaria, dengue fever and diarrhea.
Ta Nga and Choong villages are remote areas of Rattanakiri, which face many difficulties in accessing health care services.
Phat Sam Bath, a leader of Angongmias district, said that the free checkups and medicine by Vietnamese border guards significantly help ease difficulties for locals in the villages, showing the close cooperation between the two countries’ localities.
According to Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Quang Cong from the Kon Tum Borger Guard High Command, the programme has contributed to enhancing information exchange and sentiments of people along the border for each other.
It also contributes to the building of a borderline of peace, stability and sustainable development between the two countries, he added.