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NGHỆ AN — The Lê Dynasty’s canal running through central Nghệ An province has received the title of National Relic.
National pride: A war memorial was built beside the Lê Dynasty’s canal.— Photo www.truyenhinhnghean.vn

The 500-km long canal, which was constructed in 983 (during the Early Lê dynasty (980–1009), runs through four provinces Ninh Bình, Thanh Hóa, Nghệ An, and Hà Tĩnh.

It is therefore dubbed “The canal of the Lê Dynasty”.

The canal runs through Nghệ An province over a distance of 128km, connecting the province’s Vinh City to Hoàng Mai Commune.

This canal’s section witnessed the country’s fierce battles during its two wars against French and American invaders. In particular, during American war, this cannel section served as an efficient maritime way to transport provisions and weapons from the North to the South.

Lê Minh Thông, deputy chairman of the Nghệ An province’s People’s Committee said that the recognition was the pride of the local people but also a challenge to the province. The province should have efficient solutions to preserve and develop this historical relic to develop the local tourism economy. — VNS

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