Sacred flag-raising ceremony on Co To Island
The island district of Co To held a flag-raising ceremony this morning to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Uncle Ho’s visit to the island (May 9).
The ceremony aimed to express the affection of officials and people of Quang Ninh province in general, military forces and people on the Co To Island in particular for Uncle Ho.
A large number of tourists and local people gathered at the relic site dedicated to President Ho Chi Minh on Co To Island, to attend the flag-raising ceremony.
The national flag was hoisted at 6:30 am, proudly flying in the sky of the northeastern marine sea.
To the northeast of Quang Ninh Province, Co To is the farthest island from the coast that has a residential area. This is the only place that President Ho Chi Minh allowed his statue to be erected when he was alive. The statue of Uncle Ho looking to the East Sea has held a sacred significance to the islanders for half a century.
Co To island district has continuously made great efforts to comply with President Ho Chi Minh's teachings when he visited the island 60 years ago.
In 2013, Co To was connected to the national grid, marking a historic milestone to help Co To people change their quality of life, thus striving to become the first new-style rural island district of the country in 2016. Currently Co To is implementing the plan to build the island district as a high-class tourist center with a system of international-class services, motels and hotels.