A groundbreaking ceremony for a monument dedicated to the late President Ho Chi Minh and ethnic people of Tuyen Quang province took place in the northern province of Tuyen Quang on Feb. 15.

Covering an area of 10 hectares at Nguyen Tat Thanh square in Tuyen Quang city, the monument includes a Ho Chi Minh statue in the centre surrounded by seven statues of local people.

Behind the memorial are relief works featuring Tan Trao banyan tree, the symbol of Vietnamese revolution and images depicting the unique social and cultural lives of Tuyen Quang people and the provincial landscape and economy.

Addressing the ceremony, President Truong Tan Sang said that the historical work is of special significance, manifesting the respect and deep sentiments of Tuyen Quang people to the great President Ho Chi Minh./.