Work starts on memorial house for VGCL founder Nguyen Duc Canh

Saturday, 2018-02-03 20:50:36
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Work starts on memorial house for VGCL founder Nguyen Duc Canh
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NDO/VNA – The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) and the northern port city of Hai Phong on February 3 started construction of a memorial house dedicated to Nguyen Duc Canh, founder of the Tong Cong Hoi Do Bac Ky, the predecessor of the VGCL, on the occasion of his 110th birthday.

Addressing the ceremony, VGCL President Bui Van Cuong recalled the revolutionary life of the late communist, who was once Hai Phong Party Committee Secretary. He said that the memorial house is expected to serve as a venue to remember the late leader.

Located in An Dong commune, An Duong district, the project covers 3.04 hectares and is scheduled to complete in 2019 on the occasion of the 90th founding anniversary of the Vietnam Trade Union.

Nguyen Duc Canh was born on February 2, 1908 in Diem Dien village, in today Thai Thuy district of Thai Binh.

Being enlightened by the revolutionary ideology, he joined various patriotic movements in 1925-26 when he was studying in Thanh Chung Nam Dinh High School. Then he joined the Vietnam Youth Revolution Association, which was a turning point in his revolutionary life.

Earlier on February 2, a scientific seminar was held in Hai Phong to discuss the contributions of Nguyen Duc Canh to the working class and trade union development of Vietnam.