The ground-breaking ceremony of the memorial house (Photo: VNA)

Son La (VNA) – Construction on a memorial house dedicated to martyrs of the Son La Prison began in the northern province of Son La on April 11.

Covering nearly 4,000 square metres in the Son La Prison Special National Relic Site in Son La city, the memorial house was built at a cost of 9.6 billion VND (423,800 USD) from social sources. It is expected to be completed later this year.

The memorial house aims to raise the value of the relic site, thus contributing to the province’s economic and tourism development.

Earlier, leaders of the province offered incense in commemoration of fallen combatants at the Son La Prison Special National Relic Site and the Son La Prison Cemetery.-VNA