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3/28/2018 5:11:30 PM

Hoang Sa Exhibition Centre inaugurated in Da Nang

(VNF) - The Hoang Sa Exhibition Centre was inaugurated in Da Nang city on March 28th as an institution to display and store historical documents, objects and images on on Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Parcel) archipelago.

A centre for exhibiting documents and images on Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago of Vietnam was inaugurated in the central city of Da Nang on March 28th. (Photo: VOV)

As a public unit under the Hoang Sa district People’s Committee, the centre holds special political significance as it displays information, documents and images evidencing Vietnam’s exploration and establishment and protection of its sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes.

Covering an area of nearly 1,270 square metres on Hoang Sa Street, Son Tra district, the construction of the exhibition house started in December 2018 with a total investment of VND 43.3 billion (USD 1.89 million).

The exhibits at the four-storey building are arranged into five topics: the geographic location and natural conditions of Hoang Sa in ancient documents dated before the Nguyen Dynasty and during the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945); historical evidence of Vietnam's sovereignty over the archipelago from 1954 to 1974, and from 1975 to the present.

The construction is designed as an adaption of the seal for Vietnamese sovereignty under the Nguyen Dynasty (Photo: baodanang.vn)

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Chairman of Da Nang city People’s Committee Huynh Duc Tho stressed that Hoang Sa is an inseparable part of Vietnam, Hoang Sa-themed exhibition centres could be built in any localities nationwide. Da Nang has continuously managed the whole Hoang Sa archipelago for almost six decades, so it is suitable for this centre to be located on a road named after the archipelago near the East Sea.

He revealed that the construction is designed as an adaption of the seal for Vietnamese sovereignty under the Nguyen Dynasty with the aim to represent the connection between the past and present, while reaffirming that Vietnam has established and exercised its sovereignty over the archipelago very early, at least from the rule of Nguyen Lords.

Notably, that King Minh Mang of the Nguyen Dynasty put the seal on a document setting up the Hoang Sa flotilla was one of the important landmarks in the establishment and exercise of this indisputable sovereignty, he added.

Local pupils are looking at exhibits in the centre. (Source: VNA)

The exhibition house opens for the public from Monday to Friday from 7:30 to 11:30 in the morning and from 13:00 to 17:30 in the afternoon./.

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