A special postage stamp series featuring Vietnamese marine creatures was slated to be published today, June 23, as part of a newly launched government program to issue island and sea-themed postage stamps every two years. A special ceremony is slated to be held at the Naval Academy in Nha Trang, the capital of the south-central province of Khanh Hoa, for the launch of the collection, which featuring four different stamps and a four-stamp booklet. The images chose for the stamps highlight the important role Vietnam’s seas and islands, especially the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spartly) archipelagos, play in the country’s national identity. Following this inaugural collection, the Ministry of Information and Communications plans to publish a new collection of marine and island postage stamps every two years. The second series, titled “Tau Canh Sat Bien” (Coast Guard Ship), will be issued in 2020, followed by the “Dong Vat Dac Huu Bien” (Endemic Marine Animals) in 2022. The stamp collections are intended to raise the country’s awareness of sea and island protection. Along with the stamps, the Vietnam Post intends to produce postcards featuring marvelous pictures of Vietnam’s Truong Sa as an ode to soldiers, local residents, and visitors… Read full this story
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