Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s High Command of Navy has held a ceremony to celebrate the recognition of HQ 671 military transport vessel as a national treasure in the northern port city of Hải Phòng.
The vessel contributed to the Hồ Chí Minh Sea Trail, across which many ships transported food, weapons and medicines to supply the southern front during the American war in Việt Nam, as well as fights protecting Việt Nam’s sovereignty over the Spratly Islands. It is currently preserved at the Naval Museum in Hải Phòng City.
Particularly, naval soldiers of HQ 671 vessel organised 20 voyages, transporting nearly 400 tonnes of weapons and goods to the harbours of many southern provinces including Quảng Ngãi, Phú Yên, Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu, Bạc Liêu and Cà Mau, in addition to transporting revolutionary cadres to the southern battlefields.
In the Tết Offensive of 1975, HQ 671 transported weapons and soldiers to fight on the Spratly Islands. The vessel has been conferred with the title of Heroic People’s Armed Forces twice by the Party and the State.
Addressing at the ceremony, the HCM City Party Secretary Nguyễn Thiện Nhân expressed his admiration and gratitude to the naval soldiers of HQ 671 vessel who bravely achieved significant accomplishments during the war against the US.
Such heroic examples would be a precious lesson for both Vietnamese soldiers and people to follow and would be honoured and respected for generations, he added.
Uma Dương Lệ, a unique statuette with typical Chăm Cultural feature, is proposed to be a national treasure. — Photo dantri.com.vn
Statuette seeks national treasure recognition
The People’s Committee of the central province of Quảng Trị has submitted the proposal recognising Uma Dương Lệ Statuette as a national treasure to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
The statuette, which is on display in Quảng Trị Museum, is made from sandstone and dated back from the late 9th century and early10th century. It is 60cm high, having one small piece of its nose missing and losing two arms.
Uma Dương Lệ is the only one of its kind with special shapes and values, closely associated with the history of Quảng Trị. — VNS