History of Road 9 to be introduced in Hanoi
The long-standing history of Road No9, which is very famous in Vietnam, especially during the struggle for southern liberation in 1975, will be introduced in an exhibition to be opened in Hanoi in June.
The over-300m road No9 runs from Dong Ha town in the central Vietnam province of Quang Ngai through Laos’ savannakhet province. The road has become a part of the 1.450km East-West economic corridor which passes from the central Vietnam’s Da Nang port to Myanmar’s Mawlamyine port. The corridor links four countries, including Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar.
An exhibition on the effects of a permanent road will be held for the first time at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology from June 9th to October 11th 2009.
The exhibition will reflect the socio-economic, cultural and environmental effects of Road No9.
Objects, photos, videos and writings at the exhibition will help visitors understand more about the road in the past and during the present.
The exhibition is the result of the research, collection and preparation, which has been carried out over the past three years, by the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and the Laos National Institute of Social Sciences, and funded by the Rockefeller foundation.
Source : vietnamnet.vn
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