The northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang has put into action a project to preserve the relic area where took place the second National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s (CPV).

The second National Party Congress, which was held in Tuyen Quang forest from February 11-19, 1951, was the first Party congress ever held in the country. It was a huge move forward as it occurred during the war of resistance against the French colonialists. The first congress was held in Macau , China in 1935.

The 14ha project covers a conference hall, houses where late President Ho Chi Minh and other leaders lived and worked, a memorial house of fallen combatants and houses for domestic and foreign participants to the meetings.

According to Nguyen Viet Thanh, Director of the province’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the department will continue to preserve the relics, which are considered as a “red address” for the education of the younger generation on the country’s revolutionary tradition./.