Lao revolution relic site opened hinh anh 1Delegates cut the ribbon to inaugurate the first phase of the Nam Soi historical relic site (Source: VNA)

Vientiane (VNA) - The first phase of the Nam Soi historical relic site, considered the cradle of the Lao revolution, was opened in Houaphanh province on December 7.

Located near the Nam Soi border gate in Viengxay district and bordering the Na Meo border gate in Vietnam’s north-central province of Thanh Hoa, the site is where the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party (LPRP) was set up and the first Party Congress was organised from March 22 to April 6, 1955.

Former Lao Deputy Prime Minister Somsavad Lengsavath, who was formerly the Secretary to late President Kaysone Phomvihane for nearly 30 years, affirmed that President Ho Chi Minh and the Communist Party of Indochina’s decision to establish a particular party in each country in 1951 was a prudent decision, thus leading to the formation of the LPRP.

The decision also contributed to forming and nurturing the Laos-Vietnam special friendship, he added.

Construction on the first phase of the relic site began in September, with an investment of nearly 1.2 billion LAK (129,000 USD). In the second phase, a meeting hall and a traditional house showcasing documents and objects related to the establishment of the LPRP will be built./.