National flagpole inaugurated in Con Co island (Source: CPV)
The construction of the 38.8 metre-tall flag pole was commenced on April 20th, 2016, with a total investment of VND3.56 billion (USD156,600) mobilised by the Quang Tri provincial People’s Committee from non-State resources.

With a flag measuring 24sq.m, the pole is bigger than others built on Vietnamese islands. As a symbol of independence, freedom and peace, the flagpole affirms the imprescriptible national sovereignty.

At the inaugural ceremony, Chairman of the Quang Tri province People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chinh launched tours to Con Co.

The provincial leader said the inauguration of tours will help boost Con Co as the top of a tourist triangle connecting the three destinations of Cua Tung, Cua Viet and Con Co in the province, thus contributing to socio-economic development in the locality.

He also asked Con Co to improve the quality of tourism services and call for investment in power and water infrastructure, high-speed boats connecting the island with the mainland, restaurants, hotels and other tourism products in order to spur local tourism development.

Located 13-17 nautical miles East from the mainland of Quang Tri province, Con Co island has an area of 2.3 square kilometres with a population of approximately 400 people. /.

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