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Hanoi plans to have cannon firing on birth anniversary

In Uncategorized on June 22, 2010 at 4:37 pm




Hanoi plans to have cannon firing on birth anniversary


QĐND – Tuesday, June 22, 2010, 20:44 (GMT+7)

The Hanoi authorities have asked the Government for its permission for the making of cannons and cannon balls for use in the city’s 1,000 th birth anniversary.

Once approved, Hanoi will team up with relevant units of the Ministry of Defence to produce this old-styled gun and will fire it on October 1, 2010 to herald the city’s millennial birthday.


So far, more than 30 embassies and international organisations in Vietnam have registered to take part in Hanoi’s 1,000 th founding anniversary, which, as a Government leader said, must reflect the city’s strong and unique spirit.


The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has worked out the scenarios on the grand meeting and events on the main day of the anniversary on October 10.


According to the scenario, more than 18,000 people will participate in the grand meeting and parade at Ba Dinh square on the morning of October 10.


On the night the same day, a gala will be held at My Dinh Stadium upholding the theme “Thang Long-Hanoi-the city of ascending dragon”.


There will be five parts in the gala’s scenario: part I portraying the city before it became the capital city, part II dealing with the major decision related to the capital city, part III featuring the quintessence of the thousand year-old Hanoi, part IV depicting the heroic capital city, and part V delivering a message from Hanoi, the city of peace.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Ha Tinh restoring ancient cannon

In Uncategorized on April 7, 2010 at 11:58 am

A restoration project on an ancient cannon called Bao quoc an dan dai tuong quan so 2 (Great shogun and peace protector of people No.2) kicked off in the north-central province of Ha Tinh on April 6.

An expert restores a 19th century cannon

The cannon is one of three, dating back to the first year of the reign of Emperor Minh Mang in 1821, which were discovered in a wreckage site at the Cam Nhuong Seagate in Cam Xuyen District in August 2003.


Each cannon weighs more than one ton and measures 2.45 meters in length. The artillery also have silver inlay and contain intricate carvings.


The restoration of the cannons is being carried out by the Vietnam History Museum, Ha Tinh Museum and artisan Tran Ngoc Tri, the deputy director of the Ho Chi Minh City jewelry vocational training school.


 

Source: SGGP

Ha Tinh restoring ancient cannon

In Uncategorized on April 7, 2010 at 11:42 am

A restoration project on an ancient cannon called Bao quoc an dan dai tuong quan so 2 (Great shogun and peace protector of people No.2) kicked off in the north-central province of Ha Tinh on April 6.

An expert restores a 19th century cannon

The cannon is one of three, dating back to the first year of the reign of Emperor Minh Mang in 1821, which were discovered in a wreckage site at the Cam Nhuong Seagate in Cam Xuyen District in August 2003.


Each cannon weighs more than one ton and measures 2.45 meters in length. The artillery also have silver inlay and contain intricate carvings.


The restoration of the cannons is being carried out by the Vietnam History Museum, Ha Tinh Museum and artisan Tran Ngoc Tri, the deputy director of the Ho Chi Minh City jewelry vocational training school.


 

Source: SGGP