Aerial view perspective of Fidel Park in Quang Tri province (Photo: www.ttptqdquangtri.com)
 
Quang Tri (VNA) – Authorities of the central province of Quang Tri on September 12 approved naming a park in Dong Ha city after Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro.

 

The decision was made during a meeting of the provincial People’s Council to discuss naming of the park, as part of activities to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Fidel Castro’s historical visit to the newly-liberated area in the south of Vietnam in Quang Tri province.

The Fidel Park is hoped to express the sentiment of Quang Tri people to the Cuban leader, thus deepening ties between Vietnam and Cuba.

The park – spanning 16.15ha – is located at one of the spots Castro visited during his trip 45 years ago. It was built at a cost of nearly 138 billion VND (about 6 million USD), including 30 billion VND sourced from the State budget.

Fidel made three visits to Vietnam in September 1973, December 1995, and February 2003. He was the first foreign leader to visit the newly-liberated area in the south of Vietnam. He took the lead in international movements to support Vietnam’s struggle for national independence and reunification, along with its process of national development and defence.

Due to his contributions, the Cuban leader was presented with the two noblest orders of the Vietnamese State: the Golden Star Order in 1982 and the Ho Chi Minh Order in 1989.-VNA