A 22.66m flagpole was inaugurated in Cu Lao Xanh Island, in Nhon Chau commune, Quy Nhon city, central Binh Dinh province, followed by a flag raising ceremony on October 31.

The flagpole, first of its kind in near-shore islands along the country, was built through cooperation between the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee and the Vietnamese Students’ Association.

Speaking at the event, Le Quoc Phong, Secretary of Communist Youth Union Central Committee and Chairman of the Vietnamese Students’ Association highlighted that the flag pole is contributed to affirm the nation’s sacred sovereignty over seas and islands and offers a new attraction for tourism.

Its construction was funded by the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) with a total investment of 1.2 billion VND (nearly 56,500 USD).

Cu Lao Xanh island, also known as Nhon Chau, is about 12 nautical miles from Quy Nhon city, with a population of over 2,100 people.-VNA