The special national relic site of Hien Luong Bridge in Quang Tri province was lit up in green on Tuesday to mark 27 years of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Ireland and Ireland’s St. Patrick’s Day, March 17.
Special national relic site Hien Luong bridge is lit up in green. (Photo: baophapluat.vn)
It was part of Ireland’s “Global Greening” campaign and carried out by Quang Tri province People’s Committee and the Ireland Embassy in Vietnam.
Green is the national color of Ireland, said Ireland Ambassador to Vietnam John McCullagh. He added that lighting up Hien Luong bridge in green signifies connectivity and the deep ties between Ireland and Vietnam.
Ireland Ambassador and Quang Tri province’s officials, along with 120 athletes participated in a marathon called “We run - We share” at Hien Luong bridge and handed over a mobile functional rehabilitation vehicle for RENEW project, a cooperative programme to eliminate unexploded war-time ordnance and support victims funded by the Irish Government.
Hien Luong bridge is located in 17th Parallel and in Vietnam War from 1954 to 1976 it was bisected between South Vietnam and North Vietnam.