OV honoured for collecting valuable documents on Hoang Sa

PANO – The People’s Committee of Da Nang City, on June 19th, presented Tran Thang, an overseas Vietnamese, a certificate of merit for his active contribution to researching and collecting valuable documents that confirm Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) Islands.

Tran Thang in black suit

Tran Thang in black suit

Tran Thang has collected more than 150 old maps and documents that prove Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa. He then donated them to the People’s Committee of Hoang Sa District, Da Nang City.

These maps and documents are on display at Da Nang Museum.

Tran Thang, President of the Institute for Vietnamese Culture and Education, was born in 1970 in Quang Ngai province and works for Prat&Whitney aerospace manufacturer in the US.

Translated by Ngoc Hung