At the symposium (Source: vov.vn)

Can Tho (VNA) – Cultural researchers and war veterans again assessed the significance of the Spring 1968 Uprising at a symposium held in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on December 20.

Pham Van Hieu, Deputy Secretary of the Can Tho city Party Committee, said that Lo Vong Cung (arc-shaped road) which stretches 30km from Cai Rang town to Ba Se-Giao Dan in O Mon district was the fiercest battlefield in former Can Tho province during the Spring 1968 Uprising.

Despite disadvantages in numbers and weapon, Can Tho people and army liberated four key communes with 10,000 people, he said.

Hien noted that Lo Vong Cung has been recognised as a national heritage site and all wards and communes along the road have been honoured with the title of Hero of the People’s Armed Forces. 

Many delegates at the symposium proposed tapping tourism potential of relic sites along Lo Vong Cung to turn the road into a “green tourism belt.”

During the anti-US resistance war, Lo Vong Cung served as the enemy’s defensive area to protect the headquarters of the IV Corps Tactical Zone, Tra Noc Airport and representative offices of the US and its puppet government in Can Tho. 

Within the framework of the symposium, there is an exhibition displaying 231 objects and 37 photos on the uprising of soldiers and people of Can Tho in the spring 1968.-VNA