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Son La to install Ho Chi Minh statue

Update: August, 03/2015 - 14:00

The photos show the statue of late President Ho Chi Minh in Pleiku city in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai. A tall statue of the President, showing his strong attachment for the ethnic groups of the northwestern mountains, will be built in the northern Son La City in Son La Province in October. Photo

SON LA (VNS) – A tall statue depicting late President Ho Chi Minh's attachment for the northwestern mountains' ethnic groups, will be built in Son La City in Son La Province from October.

The statue is expected to be 5m to 8m tall, and will be installed in Tay Bac Square, located in Chieng Coi Ward, and To Hieu Ward of the city.

The project also includes the construction of a war memorial for the Vietnamese soldiers who died for the country's reunification, a park of trees, a museum featuring the history and culture of the province and Tay Bac Square where 20,000 people can congregate.

The estimated area required for the project is 10ha to 15 ha.

The VND1,400-billion (US$64 million) project, to be funded by the state budget, will be ready by 2019.

The construction of the project will start on October 11 this year, to coincide with the 120th anniversary of the foundation of the province.

The project aims to express the gratitude that the country's northwestern ethnic groups in general and the ethnic groups of Son La Province have towards the beloved President. It also aims to improve the infrastructure of the province. -- VNS

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