The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) on June 17 kick-started the construction of Xa Tac Pagoda in the northern province of Quang Ninh.

The work is constructed inside the Xa Tac temple relic site in Mong Cai city, near the common borderline between Vietnam and China.

Thich Thanh Quyet, head of the Executive Board of the Quang Ninh VBS chapter, said once finished the pagoda will serve as a convenient place for the religious activities of Buddhist followers and local people.

The costs for the construction are covered by social funding.-VNA