A ceremony was held on April 30 in the northwestern province of Dien Bien to present a statue of late General Vo Nguyen Giap to the Dien Bien Phu Victory Museum.

The bronze statue is 83 cm high and weighs 115 kg.

General Giap was born in 1911 in Loc Thuy commune, Le Thuy district , central Quang Binh province. He passed away in Hanoi on October 4 last year at the age of 103.

As one of modern Vietnam’s most revered figures, his guerrilla tactics inspired anti-colonial fighters worldwide.

Established in 1984, the museum displays 270 objects and more than 200 paintings and photos of great historical value. Many of them honour the Vietnamese war heroes who contributed to the victory of Dien Bien Phu on May 7, 1954, over French forces.-VNA