Da Nang starts construction on Hoang Sa Exhibition House

Monday, 2015-12-07 16:32:38
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Mock-up of the Hoang Sa Exhibition House
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NDO – The People’s Committee of Hoang Sa Island district held a ground breaking ceremony to start the construction of Hoang Sa Exhibition House in Son Tra district, Da Nang city.

Covering an area of nearly 1,250 square metres, the construction has a total investment of VND 40 billion (US$ 1.78 million).

It was designed by groups of Vietnamese architects Tran Quoc Thanh and Nguyen Quang Huy, and Japanese Fuminori Minakami as an adaption of a seal for Vietnamese sovereignty. The group of architects won the top prize at a competition held in 2014 to select the best design for the Hoang Sa exhibition house.

The construction is scheduled to be completed by 2016.

The four-storey building will store documents, videos, maps, and mocks up on Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago.

The exhibits will be arranged into nine topics: the geographic location and natural conditions of Hoang Sa in ancient documents dated before the Nguyen Dynasty and during the Nguyen Dynasty; Chinese and Western documents demonstrating Vietnam's sovereignty over the archipelago; Vietnam's sovereignty over Hoang Sa between 1954 and 1974; State management documents on Hoang Sa from 1975 to present; and historical witnesses relating to the archipelago.

Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony, Chairman of Hoang Sa Island district People’s Committee Vo Cong Chanh said that the exhibition house would be a cultural and historical institution of great political significance.

It will provide Vietnamese people and international friends with information, documents, and pictures on the establishment, exercise and defence sovereignty of Vietnam over Hoang Sa archipelago, which are also strongly historical and legal evidences of the country’s struggles to safeguard its sovereignty over the archipelago, he stressed.

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