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Symbolic lighthouse to go up in HCM City Book Street

Update: September, 23/2016 - 09:00
The symbolic lighthouse is designed with subterraneous fibers that sparkle in the shape of the maps of Paracel and Spratly and seven doves representing Vietnamese aspirations for peace. — Photo baomoi.com
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — The city authorities have allowed Hoà Bình Corp. and First News to establish a “lighthouse” on Nguyễn Văn Bình in District 1 to symbolise Việt Nam’s sovereignty over its seas and islands.

The structure, whose construction began on Sunday, is 7.4 metres high and made from a mixture of white glass fibre, black sand and sand from Việt Nam’s Hòang Sa (Paracel) and Trường Sa (Spratly) islands.

The symbolic lighthouse is designed with subterraneous fibers that sparkle in the shape of the maps of Paracel and Spratly and seven doves representing Vietnamese aspirations for peace.

The top of the structure has a revolving light at night like a real lighthouse.

The construction is expected take 30 days.—VNS

 

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