The event was organized on the occasion of the 134th birth anniversary of President Ho Chi Minh (May 19, 1890 - 2024), the 49th founding anniversary of the Dak Lak provincial Border Guards (May 23, 1975 - 2024), the 120th founding anniversary of the province (November 22, 1904 - 2024) and the 80th founding anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army (December 22, 1944 - 2024).

Delegates cutting the ribbon to inaugurate the monument

After two months, the construction was completed as scheduled with good quality.

The structure is carved from a natural stone, and is nearly 2m in height, 1.25 in length, and nearly 1m in width, weighing 4.5 tons. It is surrounded by trees, grass, and lighting systems, among others.

The construction had a total cost of more than VND 600 million, funded by the Dak Lak provincial Youth Union;  the Party committees, People’s councils, People's committees, chapters of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Krong Nang and Krong Buk districts, and Buon Ho town.

This is the 5th construction jointly carried out by these units in the province. Previously, they also built and handed over the “Uncle Ho and border guards” monument at the Border Posts of Bo Heng, Yok M'Bre, Ia Rve and Dak Rue Border Post.

This is a significant structure to help educate troops about the national tradition. It is also an address for border guards and local people to report their achievements to Uncle Ho.

The work also reminds each border guard officer and soldier about promoting solidarity, determination to overcome all difficulties to firmly safeguard the nation’s territorial sovereignty and border security, and uphold local political security, social order and safety as well as build a shared borderline of peace, friendship, cooperation and development.

Translated by Minh Anh