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Dien Bien Phu Victory Museum opens to public

VGP - The Dien Bien Phu Victory Museum, which salutes the 60thanniversary of the Dien Bien Phu victory, officially opened to public on May 5 in the northern province of Dien Bien.

May 06, 2014 5:25 PM GMT+7

Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam and Dien Bien province’s leaders cut a ribbon to launch the museum

The 7,000 square meter museum displays models, materials and artifacts featuring the nine-year long campaign to the Dien Bien Phu victory that ended the French colonial rule in Biet Nam.

Over 1,000 artifacts are exhibited in five sections, including a summary on the campaign, Dien Bien Phu campaign, international support to the campaign, the victory’s influences and an honor room.

Addressing the launch ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam emphasized that the museum is significant to helping Vietnamese and international communities further understand the nation’s glorious period.

He reviewed heroic contributions and tradition which made a world-shaken victory.

The museum should continue to supplement artifacts to better educate younger generations about the tradition and help international friends further understand about a brave nation and its sacrifice.
On the same day, Deputy PM Dam attended another ceremony to launch a stamp collection themed ‘Celebrating 60th anniversary of Dien Bien Phu Victory’.This is the seventh collection published by the Vietnam Post about the victory.

Deputy PM Dam was also present at the inauguration of a press center to facilitate coverage of the anniversary and Dien Bien province’s socio-economic development.

                                                                                                                                By Ngoc Van