Ho Chi Minh Sea Route Monument Inaugurated

The Hai Phong City People’s Committee and the High Command of Navy formally held a ceremony to inaugurate the Ho Chi Minh Sea Route Monument at the Green Valley, Do Son Commune on May 1. 

This place is the first departure point of the “no number” legendary ships, secretly transporting weapons from the Northern rear base to the Southern front line during the anti-American resistance war.
 
The first stage of the project has been underway for nearly one year on an area of over 300m2, among which is 100m2-wide yard and garden. The 15 meter-long monument is carved in the form of two sails filled with wind and heading for the open sea like a ship crossing the ocean. In the middle of the monument is a picture of a steering wheel. Historical marks are written on a copper board at the bottom of the monument.
 
The monument was constructed of modern materials, and in harmony with surrounding architecture works as well as projects which will be restored in the second stage such as wharf, goods storage place, fresh water tank, kitchen, military bases, museum of typical “no number” ships which made the legend of Ho Chi Minh sea route.
 
The total expenditures of the first stage construction was about VND3 billon mainly from the State budget.
 
Chairman of Hai Phong City People’s Committee Trinh Quang Su said, “In near future, this place will be a lively museum which recalls magnanimous historical events and marks of legendary “no number” ships of the North assisting the Southern front line during the anti-American resistance war. Also, this place will be a cultural and historical attraction for tourists to Do Son tourism complex.”

Source: VNA - Translated by Yen Chuong

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