Work on Ly Son Island national flag tower begins

Saturday, 2013-05-04 19:25:00
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Nhan Dan Online - The organising board of the ‘Students for the Nation’s Sea and Islands 2013’ programme launched the construction of a national flag tower on Thoi Loi mountain, Ly Son Island district, in the central province of Quang Ngai on April 4.

 

The 25 metre tall tower that will fly a 6 x4 metre flag faces the Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago and is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

According to Director of the Vietnam Students Assistance and Development Centre, Nguyen Minh Triet, the project is designed and funded by students’ associations from across the country.

Speaking at the ground breaking ceremony, Senior Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Duy Lai, chief of the Ly Son Island military command, thankeg to the programme organisers on behalf of the officers, soldiers and residents of Ly Son Island, and affirmed the island’s armed forces and people will promote the spirit of solidarity in defending Vietnam’s sovereignty over the archipelago.

Also on the occasion, a delegation of doctors from the Hanoi municipal Youth Union and the Ho Chi Minh City Young Entrepreneurs’ Association provided free check-ups and medicine to more than 500 needy people on the island.

 

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