The northern province of Tuyen Quang held a ceremony on September 6 to mark the completion of the restoration of the national historical relic site of the Lao revolution in My Bang commune, Yen Son district.

The project, funded by the national target programme on culture and other sources, was carried out by the Tuyen Quang Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

It recovered the house and working office of Lao Prince Souphanouvong as well as paths, steles and yards in the relic site, where the National Congress of the Lao Resistance Front took place on August 13, 1950.

The congress elected Prince Souphanouvong as the Prime Minister of the Lao Resistance Government and Kaysone Phomvihane as the Defence Minister, along with the Executive Committee of the Lao Freedom Front (Neo Lao Issara) to promote the struggle against the French colonialists.

Souphanouvong and Kaysone Phomvihane stayed here from June 1950 to late 1951 to lead the revolutionary movement of the Lao people.

Speaking at the ceremony, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Hai Anh said that the restoration of the relic site was a vivid manifestation for the special solidarity and friendship between the two Parties, States and peoples.-VNA