The lighhouse in HCM City Book Street (Photo:
HCM City (VNA) - The city authorities have allowed the Hoa Binh Corp. and First News to establish a “lighthouse” on Nguyen Van Binh street in District 1 to symbolise Vietnam’s sovereignty over its seas and islands. 

The structure, whose construction began lastweek, is 7.4 metres high and made from a mixture of white glass fibre, black sand and sand from Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) islands. 

The symbolic lighthouse is designed with subterraneous fibers that sparkle in the shape of the maps of the two archipelagos and seven doves representing Vietnamese aspirations for peace.​

The top of the structure has a revolving light at night like a real lighthouse. 

The construction is expected take 30 days.-VNA