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Bình Dương south-east resistance base honoured with memorial

Update: March, 20/2017 - 17:28
The historical site of Tam Giác Sắt tunnel is being repaired and renovated – Photo: baobinhduong.vn
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY — The HCM City Youth Union last Saturday inaugurated the first phase of a memorial to the south-eastern resistance base in Bến Cát Town, Bình Dương Province.

The 4,750sq.m site is within the Tam Giác Sắt (Iron Triangle) tunnel relic area.

It will cost around VNĐ2 billion (US$87,760) in all.

The first phase, which mainly focused on planting a forest and installing gravestones and memorial works, took five months.

The second phase will see camping sites and outdoor huts built and some scenes from the resistance war against the Americans recreated.

Also on the occasion of the inauguration, the union provided financial assistance to two local families under the Government’s preferential policies for building a ‘gratitude’ house and repairing another.

The Tam Giác Sắt Tunnel played a vital role in Việt Nam’s wars against the French and Americans. It was recognised as a national historical site in 1996. — VNS

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