|Martyrs’ Cemetery Hill 82 in the southwestern border province of Tay Ninh will be upgraded into a national one, with its total area to be expanded from 26.7 hectares to 30 hectares. (Source: quangnam.gov.vn)
Nguyen Thanh Ngoc, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Tay Ninh province, released the information at a meeting with representatives of some ministries who were gathering to contribute opinions on the project on upgrading the cemetery and building a monument dedicated to volunteer Vietnamese soldiers who sacrificed their lives in Cambodia.
The cemetery, located in Thanh Tay commune, Tan Bien district, was put into service in 1989. It is now the resting place of 13,976 martyrs who sacrificed their lives during the war against the US and while performing their international missions.
Meanwhile, the monument is expected to be built in the centre of the cemetery in order to make it easier for memorial services.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan
Phuc has instructed the provincial People’s Committee to coordinate with relevant ministries and agencies to complete the above-mentioned project.
The project will cost some 180 billion VND (7.74 million USD), of which 160 billion VND is for upgrading the cemetery.