At the launching ceremony (Source: baohaiduong.vn)
The work must be 25-50 metres high, featuring the history, culture, economy and social identities of the land and people of Hai Duong, said Nguyen Thi Viet Nga, Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Other requirements for the entries include the feasibility of construction and harmony with the local master plan.
Each designer or group can submit a maximum of three original designs.
The organisers will receive entries from November 15-30 at 73 Bach Dang street, Hai Duong city, and announce the results in early 2020, with the winner receiving 300 million VND (12,900 USD).
The work is set to be built at the intersection of Hanoi-Hai Phong Expressway and National Highway 38B in Toan Thang commune, Gia Loc district.
Duong, formerly called “Thanh Dong” – meaning the city to the east of Thang Long royal citadel – is well-known for its rich culture, both tangible and intangible, which is typical of the Red River Delta. The province is a cradle of cheo (traditional opera), ca tru (ceremonial singing), chau van (spiritual singing) and water puppetry.
According to the municipal People’s Committee, the province collected over 11 trillion VND (nearly 475 million USD) for the State budget, and earned 5.5 billion USD from exports in the first nine months of this year. Three districts and 191 communes in the province have so far been recognized as new-style rural areas.