Venezuela ceramic mosaic section inaugurated in Hanoi hinh anh 1Part of the ceramic mosaic mural (Photo:VNA)

Hanoi, (VNA) – A 12-metre section of ceramic mosaic mural on Au Co Dyke Road, Hanoi, designed by a group of Venezuelan youngsters, was inaugurated on November 22.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Venezuelan Ambassador to Vietnam Jorge Rondo highlighted the significance of the Hanoi Ceramic Road, saying that it becomes an attractive destination for Vietnamese and foreign visitors.

It is a great honour for the Venezuelan Government to join the project, which set a Guinness World Record for the largest ceramic mosaic mural five years ago, he said.

Venezuela’s involvement in the work is clear evidence for the fine friendship between the two countries, showing their aspiration for freedom and peace, the diplomat stressed.

Painter Nguyen Thu Thuy, who initiated and organised the implementation of the ceramic road project, said that the section, named after Venezuela’s liberation hero Simon Bolivar, will contribute to deepening the relationship between Vietnam and Venezuela as well as other Latin American countries in general.

The mosaic mural came from an idea by Thuy, a journalist and painter who works for the Hanoi Moi newspaper with full support from the city’s authorities.

It was created from 2007 to 2010, involving 20 Vietnamese and 15 foreign artists and 500 children from across the country and around the world plus craftsmen from traditional ceramic villages, including Phu Lang, Bat Trang, Chu Dau and Binh Duong.

The project, which runs for nearly 4 km along the Red River Dyke, features images of Vietnam’s history, countryside and traditional craft villages.

Together with the ceramic section, a bronze bust of President Ho Chi Minh was also placed in Simon Bolivar Boulevard in Caracas as part of cultural exchange activities between the two countries.-VNA