Speaking at the ceremony, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Do Thanh Binh said that the inauguration is an event of special political, cultural, and historical significance. The work is to honor the great service of President Ho Chi Minh – the hero of national liberation and a great man of culture, as well as to affirm the national sea and island sovereignty.

The President Ho Chi Minh Monument is inaugurated in Phu Quoc.

Covering 7.45 hectares in Duong Dong ward, the monument square features an 18m-tall statue of President Ho Chi Minh, reliefs made of 484 stone panels, a memorial space for the President, and other auxiliary facilities.

The reliefs are placed behind the monument, featuring typical images and landmarks from the 17th parallel to the south and popular places in Kien Giang affirming Vietnam's sovereignty over sea and islands.

Both the State and local budgets funded the project's construction.

After the ceremony, delegates offered incense at President Ho Chi Minh Temple, visited the memorial complex, and planted trees in front of the monument.

Source: VNA