Viet Nam delpoys Engineering Unit Rotation 2 to Abyei
VGP - A see-off ceremony was held on August 8 for Engineering Unit Rotation No 2 of Viet Nam to undertake the UN peacekeeping mission in the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA).
Chairing the ceremony, Sen. Lt. Gen. Phung Si Tan, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Viet Nam People's Army and deputy head of the defense ministry's Steering Committee on participation in UN peacekeeping operations, ordered all members of the unit to be united and overcome challenges to well perform assigned tasks.
The unit is equiped with with them about 300 tons of supplies, including equipment, machinery, and food, to serve the performance of duties and daily needs, for one year of working.
Most of the supplies will be transported by sea while the remaining 17 tons, mainly food and medicine, by air on a commercial aircraft rented by the UN.
Viet Nam's Engineering Unit Rotation 2, made up of 203 officers, including 19 females, was established in November 2022 under a decision of the Ministry of Defense.
In 2022, Engineering Unit Rotation 1 was deployed to the UN mission in Abyei, the first time Viet Nam had sent an engineering team to a UN peacekeeping mission.
It also had the biggest number of staff members among the Vietnamese units sent to UN peacekeeping missions. All of its supplies, about 2,000 tons, were transported by sea./.