National flag tower inaugurated on Con Co island

The construction of a national flag tower was inaugurated on Con Co Island in the coastal central province of Quang Tri on July 11.

Flagpole is inaugurated on island off Quang Tri province. (Photo: Sggp)

Flagpole is inaugurated on island off Quang Tri province. (Photo: Sggp)

At the inaugural ceremony, Chairman of the Quang Tri province People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chinh launched tours to Con Co, aiming at promoting local tourism potential. 
Being built with a total capital of over VND3.5 billion, the national flag tower is 38.8 m high. The flag that is flown on this pole has an area of 24 square meters.
The People’s Committee of the Central province of Quang Tri has proposed the Government to open new tourism route to Con Co Island last November. Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam asked the provincial authorities to work with the Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Culture – Sport and Tourism and relevant agencies in planning and building infrastructure to meet demands of socio-economic development as well as of national defense and security.
Con Co Island is located to the East of Vinh Linh district, crossing the 17th parallel about 30 km from the mainland. It is considered one the most beautiful islands of the central region, with an abundant ecosystem and great tourism potential.
The new tour will bring visitors to traditional hall where displays items related to the history of the army and people of the island over the past 55 years, monument Hill 37 commemorating the soldiers sacrificing themselves to protect the island and Ben Nghe (Nghe Wharf) - Mom Ho beach. The local authorities expects to receive 20,000-25,000 visitors to the island by 2020.

By VAN THANG – Translated by Kim Khanh

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