Facility symbolic of Ha Noi flagpole built in Ca Mau Cape (14:55 19/01/2016)

HNP - A groundbreaking ceremony for a facility symbolic of the Ha Noi flagpole at national coordinate GPS 001 in Dat Mui Commune, Ngoc Hien District, Ca Mau Province, the last point of the Ho Chi Minh Highway was held on January 16. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung attended the ceremony among distinguished guests.

At the groundbreaking ceremony.

The flagpole will be built at a cost of VND140 billion ($6.3 million), funded by Ha Noi and  other resources.

The design of Ha Noi flagpole in Ca Mau Cape simulates the architecture of ancient Ha Noi flagpole. It will be  built solidly with new and mordern materials, high-tech and advanced technology to withstand strong wind, storm and seawater intrusion.

Adressing the ceremony, Chairman of Ha Noi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung affirmed that this event expressed concern, deep emotional attachment of Ha Noi to Ca Mau Cape.

Ha Noi Flag Tower was built in 1812 during the reign of Emperor Gia Long and is considered a sacred symbol of the capital city. It is composed of three tiers and a pyramid-shaped tower, an inner spiral staircase leading to where the Vietnamese flag hangs at its top. With four doors in the second tier, the tower is additionally lit by 36 flower- and six fan-shaped windows. It is the most intact and the largest historical work in the complex of the Thang Long Royal Citadel historical sites.

By Le Anh

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