Scene at the ceremony to start the renovation of Mai Hac De's temple. (Photo: VNA)

Ha Tinh (VNA) – The upgrade and building of Mai Hac De’s temple and square began in Loc Ha district in the central province of Ha Tinh on February 19.

Covering more than 7,000 square metres in Mai Lam village, Mai Phu commune, the temple is currently under renovation. New buildings will occupy nearly 1,000 square metres in the area.

Meanwhile, the building of the 4.58ha square, which contains a 10.8m bronze statue of Mai Hac De, is underway in Nam Son village, Thinh Loc commune.

The construction will cost 105 billion VND (4.7 million USD), with 50 billion VND (2.25 million USD) sponsored by Vingroup.

Hero Mai Thuc Loan, who later became King Mai Hac De, has been honoured for his leadership during the Hoan Chau Uprisings. The historic fight against foreign aggressors for national liberation took place more than 1,300 years ago.-VNA