Work started on the construction of a temple in memory of heroic martyrs in Bo Y commune, Ngoc Hoi district, the central highlands province of Kon Tum on February 15.

With a total cost of over 15 billion VND funded by the Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (Vietinbank), the temple will sit in the middle of a land area of 3,600 sq.m. It will be accompanied by a 5-tonne clock bell tower and a drum tower.

The temple complex is located near the land marker defining Vietnam’s shared border with Laos and Cambodia, where one of the country’s fiercest battles during the Vietnam War on the Truong Son trail took place.

Once completed, it will become a historical-cultural site where people will come to commemorate revolutionary martyrs.-VNA