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HQ 671 vessel recognised as national treasure

HQ 671 military transport vessel significantly contributed to the legenedary Ho Chi Minh Sea Trail and the fights protecting Viet Nam’s sovereignty over the Spratly Islands. It has been recognised as a national treasure. — Photo

Viet Nam News

HA NOI — Viet Nam’s High Command of Navy has held a ceremony to celebrate the recognition of HQ 671 military transport vessel as a national treasure in the northern port city of Hai Phong.

The vessel contributed to the Ho Chi Minh Sea Trail, across which many ships transported food, weapons and medicines to supply the southern front during the American war in Viet Nam, as well as fights protecting Viet Nam’s sovereignty over the Spratly Islands. It is currently preserved at the Naval Museum in Hai Phong City.

Particularly, naval soldiers of HQ 671 vessel organised 20 voyages, transporting nearly 400 tonnes of weapons and goods to the harbours of many southern provinces including Quang Ngai, Phu Yen, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Bac Lieu and Ca Mau, in addition to transporting revolutionary cadres to the southern battlefields.

In the Tet Offensive of 1975, HQ 671 transported weapons and soldiers to fight on the Spratly Islands. The vessel has been conferred with the title of Heroic People’s Armed Forces twice by the Party and the State.

Addressing at the ceremony, the HCM City Party Secretary Nguyen Thien Nhan expressed his admiration and gratitude to the naval soldiers of HQ 671 vessel who bravely achieved significant accomplishments during the war against the US.

Such heroic examples would be a precious lesson for both Vietnamese soldiers and people to follow and would be honoured and respected for generations, he added.

Uma Duong Le, a unique statuette with typical Cham Cultural feature, is proposed to be a national treasure. — Photo

Statuette seeks national treasure recognition

The People’s Committee of the central province of Quang Tri has submitted the proposal recognising Uma Duong Le Statuette as a national treasure to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

The statuette, which is on display in Quang Tri Museum, is made from sandstone and dated back from the late 9th century and early10th century. It is 60cm high, having one small piece of its nose missing and losing two arms.

Uma Duong Le is the only one of its kind with special shapes and values, closely associated with the history of Quang Tri. — VNS



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