The southernmost province of Ca Mau on December 5 hosted a ceremony to inaugurate the extension to the local Ho Chi Minh memorial site.

The original memorial was built in 1994, with a stilt house modelled after the house where the President lived in Hanoi .

With the purpose of turning the site into a venue for important socio-political activities and education on patriotism, the province started a project to upgrade and extend the site in early 2011.

The expanded memorial site covers an area of 62,200 sq.m. in Ca Mau city. The project had total investment of 80 billion VND, of which 60 billion VND was donated by the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) and the real estate Vingroup (VIC).

Speaking at the ceremony, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Pham Thanh Tuoi asked the site’s management to organise regular activities for young people to help them learn about the country’s beloved leaders .

On the occasion, Ca Mau province launched a patriotic emulat ion movement in 2014 in accordance with Uncle Ho’s appeal “Emulation is patriotism”.-VNA