This year, the capital city was assigned to recruit nearly 4,500 young men for military and public security service. Among the recruited, 43 percent have higher education degrees.
Similar ceremonies were organised across the country to see off new recruits, with attention paid to ensuring COVID-19 prevention.
In the central city of Da Nang, more than 1,000 young men set off for military service the same day.
The number of new recruits in localities in Military Zone 5 reached over 19,000.
The Central Highlands province of Kon Tum also handed over 800 recruits to army units.
In Vietnam, two-year military service is compulsory for young men aged between 18 and 25 years old, while women can volunteer./.