PANO – The High Command of Military Zone 9 kicked off a festival on using inland waterway and search and rescue (SAR) vehicles in 2013 on August 7th in the presence of Lieutenant General Tran Quang Khue, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army.
The festival attracted 25 teams from subordinate units under the zone and 1 team from Can Tho City Department of Fire Prevention and Fighting Police.
Athletes will compete in 7 categories in both theory and practice, such as study about the Law on Inland Waterways, waterway vehicle’s design, feature, actions of the crew, and first aid to distressed people.
Based on lessons drawn from the festival, Military Zone 9 will discuss and approve SAR training methods for sea and coastal areas and suggest suitable vehicles for forces in charge of flood and storm prevention in provinces and cities, to timely respond to the wet season in 2013 and the years to come.
Translated by Ha Thanh