With its construction beginning on March 14, the pole stands 27.9 m and costs nearly VND 2 billion (USD 87,057). It is able to sustain the harsh weather conditions, ensuring a durability of over 70 years.

At the flag-hosting ceremony

As a gift from the University of Transport and Communications and the President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Guard High Command, the construction has an important meaning in affirming Vietnam's territorial sovereignty and in promoting national pride and patriotism.  

Addressing the flag-hoisting ceremony, Nguyen Viet Dung, Secretary of the district’s Party Committee and Chairman of the Co To People’s Committee, expressed his gratitude for the support in building the pole.

Co To, a popular tourist destination, is the first island district in Vietnam recognized to have fulfilled the new-style rural criteria.

Source: VNA