Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 08:29 (GMT+7)
229th Engineering Brigade’s breakthroughs in implementing the Directive 05

For the implementation of the Directive No. 05-CT/TW of the Politburo (12th tenure) on strengthening the studying and following Ho Chi Minh thought, morality and style, the 229th Brigade under the Engineering Corps has studied and chosen the breakthroughs in the main tasks with concrete and practical contents. Thereby, it has avoided the inefficiencies and ineffectiveness in the implementation of this Directive.

Adhering to the action plans and programs of the Corps’ Party Committee as well as the instructions of upper levels on studying and following Ho Chi Minh thought, morality and style, the Corps’ Party Committee has actively built and issued its action plan to junior levels for implementation in a thorough and effective manner. For the implementation, the Brigade has chosen specific contents for each specific mission, focusing on raising the level of combat readiness, manoeuvrability, training quality and construction of combat structure. Deeply grasping the combat readiness command and directives of upper echelons, directly the High Command of the Corps, the Party Committee of the Brigade has decided to focus on the manoeuvrability and situation settlement in combat readiness mission. Strictly adhering to regulations on combat readiness, building synchronous document system; actively conducting reconnaissance and firmly grasping the situation to develop appropriate combat plans. At the same time, holding the practice and exercise of combat readiness plans according to decentralisation and strictly managing weapons, ammunition and explosive devices according to regulations to ensure absolute safety. As a result, the brigade's combat readiness level and mobility have been constantly improved. It has successfully completed ad hoc tasks, such as: ensuring security and safety of political events, search and rescue, alleviating the consequences of construction collapse, terrorism prevention and combat, etc.

Awarding outstanding collectives and individuals in implementing Direcitve.05

In training, the Brigade focuses on improving the quality of the organisation and methods of training of cadres. Deeply grasping the training orders of the Corps’ Commander and the guidance of the superior agencies, the Brigade held training of enough contents and programs for the subjects; strengthened the training of technical skills and tactics of specialized engineering, infantry fighting techniques, night training, and physical training; professionally trained for A2 sub-groups, flood and storm prevention, natural disaster mitigation, search and rescue, overcoming the consequences of construction collapsed and terrorism prevention. As a result, the qualifications and capacity of its staff have been improved, contributing to improving the quality of training, successfully completing the task of training the Engineering Corps in preparation for the United Nations peacekeeping operations; the ASEAN rescue team; The 2019 International Army Games in the Russian Federation with Bronze Medal; the Brigade achieved "Excellent Training Unit".

For the task of building combat structures and clearing bombs, mines, explosives, the brigade focuses on ensuring safety. The Brigade Party Committee directs its units to strengthen education, build awareness, responsibility, determination, self-awareness, and self-control for cadres and soldiers, especially promoting the exemplary role of cadres and party members in implementing this task. At the same time, to ensure adequate and timely supplies and technical equipment; attach importance to mechanization in construction; prioritize, select and rotate professional and technical staff members with knowledge, competence and experience for the combat construction unit. Cadres and commanders at all levels regularly inspect and strictly maintain safety in accordance with the regulations of the engineering industry in the process of construction, construction security and bomb and mine clearance in a safe and effective manner. Moreover, the Brigade attaches great importance to leadership, direction, and making a steady change in the quality of regularity building, legal, disciplinary and safety compliance. For each stage, the Brigade identifies breakthrough targets and measures for regularity construction and discipline observance in an essential and steady manner.

Determining that building the Party Committee strong in politics, ideology , organisation and ethics, with comprehensive capacity, high combat strength is a key task, deciding the completion of the tasks of the Unit,  the Brigade Party Committee focuses on “Promoting democracy, enhancing discipline, and improving the quality of operations of party committees and party cells at all levels”. Every year, the Brigade Party Committee and its junior levels all make plans and action plans to implement their resolutions clearly assign tasks to each member of party committees together with their assigned responsibilities and tasks, creating fundamental changes in working methods and leadership styles. Promoting democracy and collective intelligence in building leadership resolutions, especially for difficult, dangerous and unexpected tasks. In the implementation, the Brigade Party Committee directs all levels of Party committees and organizations to closely and effectively link to the implementation of Central Resolution 4 (12th tenure) with Directive 05 of the Politburo (12th tenure), focus on building the Party committees and Party cells strong in politics, ideology, organisation and ethics. In particular, attaching special importance to building a contingent of cadres and party members with strong political zeal, moral qualities, a clean and healthy lifestyle, and exemplary in observing the Party's discipline. Develop, review, supplement and perfect the system of working regulations, leadership regulations on important working areas; promote self-criticism, criticism, solidarity, unity, democracy. Strictly maintain the order and regime of inspection, supervision and discipline of the Party; well settle the relationships in leadership and command; create solidarity, unity, promote initiative and creativity of all levels in implementing resolutions; resolutely fight against wrong views and manifestations of internal “self-evolution” and “self-transformation”.

With the above method and approach, the Brigade has encouraged and brought into full play the responsibility of organizations, the positiveness and self-awareness of officers and soldiers in studying and following Uncle Ho, contributing to building a clean and strong Brigade Party Committee, an all-strong, “exemplary and typical” unit. Agencies and units are seeing more and more the examples of exemplary, dedicated, active and creative cadres and party members in training, combat readiness and work. In particular, during times of highly demanding tasks, the Brigade's officers and soldiers have been actively overcoming difficulties, and stayed united to successfully accomplished their assigned tasks, such as: building combat structures, clearing bombs, mines, explosive ordnance at TB1 proving ground  serving the testing of FMV-B1 obstacle demolition system; ensuring safety for high-level conferences of the Party and State (the 6th Greater Mekong Subregion Cooperation Summit and the 10th Cambodia - Laos - Vietnam Summit; protecting the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in 2018; ensuring security and safety for the Second US-Korea Summit held in Hanoi, etc.). In 2020, the Brigade Party Committee has successfully held the early party congress as directed by the Corps’ Party Committee.

From the practice of leadership and implementation of Directive No. 05 of the Politburo (12th tenure), the 229th Engineering Brigade has drawn some lessons to continue promoting the learning and following of Uncle Ho in the coming time as follow: Firstly, regularly conduct the propaganda work on Ho Chi Minh's ideology, morality and style in agencies and units. Secondly, the party committees and party cells at all levels must have specific leadership guidelines and measures close to the functions and tasks of their agency or unit; each stage and each month, strictly assess the results of implementation, clearly pointing out the strong points and weak points and determining remedial measures. Thirdly, attaching the learning and following of Ho Chi Minh's thought, morality and style with emulation campaigns and movements, focusing on building clean and strong party committees and cells, and comprehensively strong agencies and units. Officials, party members and youth union members must always attach the contents and requirements of learning and follow Ho Chi Minh's thought, morality and style with specific daily duties, especially in training, combat readiness, building regularity, maintaining discipline, obeying the State law and Military discipline. Fourthly, each agency and unit strengthens the inspection work; promote synergy in the implementation of Directive 05 of the Politburo at the Brigade.

Colonel TRAN THANH KHOI, Political Commissar of the Brigade

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