Quang Ngai kicks off work on Hoang Sa soldier memorial site

The foundation stone-laying ceremony for a memorial monument of Hoang Sa soldiers was held in the island district of Ly Son, the central coastal province of Quang Ngai on January 17.

The design of "Hoang Sa soldiers memorial monument" on Ly Son Island.

The memorial site located at Thoi Loi mountain includes a statue themed “Mother lighting the fire”, a relief and an exhibition area. 

The design by architecture Tran Van Dung of  Viet Tin Real Estate Investment Consulting JSC was selected from more than hundreds of drawings, models and sets of simulation works that participated in the design competition for the memorial in November, 2015.

The project has an estimated total investment of between VND70 billion (US$3.1 million). It aims to dedicate to soldiers who laid down their lives to protect the Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago.

By Nguyen Dac Thanh – Translated by Kim Khanh

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