A statue of General Tran Hung Dao, who entered Vietnam’s history for defeating Mongol invaders three times, is being built on Song Tu Tay island, part of Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago.

The blue stone statue of the talented general, who was born as Prince Tran Quoc Tuan, will be 11.3m tall.

Construction of the work, which was estimated to cost 6.4 billion VND (320,000 USD), is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

Under the Tran Dynasty (1225-1400), General Tran Hung Dao commanded the Dai Viet army to repel the Mongol invasions in 1258, 1285 and 1288./.