Construction of a monument for the national hero N’Trang Long kicked off in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong on May 19.

During the resistance war against the French occupiers from 1912-1936, N’ Trang Long gathered ethnic minority groups in the Central Highlands to struggle for independence in the region.

Constructed on an area of nearly 6 hectares on Dak Nur hill, the monument includes a statue of the hero with engravings of ethnic minority people who joined in his uprising at its base.

The monument will be 18.5 metres in height and 25 metres in width. The first phase of construction, creating the foundation and lighting protection system, will be built at a total cost of over 67 billion VND (3.1 million USD), sourced mainly from the financial support of the residents in the region.-VNA