First revolutionaries' statues ready to be erected
Statues of foundation members of the Lao People's Army have been produced ready to be placed at the historical site where the Lao liberation force was born.
The statues crafted by a Vietnamese master sculptor arrived in Huaphan province, the stronghold of the liberation force, on Monday where local authorities organised a religious ceremony to greet the symbols of devotion to the nation.
The current Lao People's Army, previously known as the Lao People's Liberation Army, started out as the Rasavong Battalion founded by late President Kaysone Phomvihane.
The revolutionaries' statues have been sculptured from ocean rock project taking one year to complete, according to the Social Economic daily newspaper.
They will be erected at the Mae Cave of Laohoung-Phiangsa where the battalion was founded in Xiengkhor district, Huaphan province.
The statues will shine a light on the history of the birth of the Lao People's Army, and certify the gratitude of the Party, government and people to the leaders of the liberation force, while developing the cave as a place for building awareness and educating new generations on their historical meaning.
The move is part authorities' efforts to develop the historic site and attract increasing numbers of domestic and foreign visitors.
By Times Reporters
(Latest Update March 09, 2017)