Exhibition on Gac Ma memorial designs opens in HCM City - Website Ho Chi Minh City
The three best designs for a memorial dedicated to naval officers and soldiers who perished in a battle to defend national sovereignty over Gac Ma island in the country’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago are being exhibited in Ho Chi Minh City from December 21 to 31.
The designs, namely “Journey for hope” by the Architecture Research Centre of HCM City’s Department Architecture Planning, “Tears of eternity” by Lam Quang Noi, and “Those who laid down on the horizon” by Ly Thi Lieu, have demonstrated the brave sacrifice and unyielding spirit of the Gac Ma heroes.
Twenty five designs participated in the contest launched by the Vietnam Confederation of Labour in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) and the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union.
A memorial park for the 64 heroes will be built in Cam Ranh peninsula, Nha Trang city in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa.