Update: 09:16 | 27/04/2022
The island district of Co To in Quang Ninh province held a flag-raising ceremony and inaugurate a national flagpole on Co To Island, Quang Ninh province on April 26.
The event was organised to celebrate the 61st anniversary of Uncle Ho’s visit to Co To Island (May 9, 1961-2022).
The construction of the flagpole was commenced on March 14 by the University of Transport and President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum High Command.
The island district of Co To in Quang Ninh province holds a flag-raising ceremony on April 26.
The flagpole has a height of 27.9 m, the same scale as the flagpole at Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi. The foundation is designed to help the flagpole withstand storms up to level 12 on Co To Island, which has very strong winds compared to other coastal areas in Vietnam.
The flagpole has a height of 27.9 m, the same scale as the flagpole at Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi.
The flagpole was invested with nearly 2 billion VND mobilised by the University of Transport while the construction of the flagpole is contributed by soldiers from the President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum High Command.
Speaking at the ceremony, Secretary of Co To District Party Committee and Chairman of Co To District People's Committee Nguyen Viet Dung emphasised that the flagpole contributes to affirming the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity while promoting national pride and love for the sea and islands.