Quang Tri: From DMZ to East–West Economic Corridor

The central province of Quang Tri was one of the most devastated localities during the war by thousands of tonnes of bombs and shells. Its Ben Hai River, located at the 17th parallel, used to be a part of a DMZ that separated the country during the American War in Vietnam. Now Quang Tri province is no longer a sign of separation of Vietnam but a link in the East-West Economic Corridor.
Quang Tri: From DMZ to East–West Economic Corridor hinh anh 1Hien Luong Bridge across Ben Hai River, which divided North and South Vietnam during the American War, is only 178 m long but it took 21 years for Vietnamese people from the North and the South to be united. The bridge is the witness to the Vietnamese people's fierce but glorious struggle and a reflection of their desire for and belief in victory. Relic sites located on both banks of the river have been recognised as special national historical relics. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Quang Tri: From DMZ to East–West Economic Corridor hinh anh 2American bomb shells left from the war (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Quang Tri: From DMZ to East–West Economic Corridor hinh anh 3A giant loudspeaker used by the North Vietnam for communication works to reach the other side when Vietnam was torn by the war. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Quang Tri: From DMZ to East–West Economic Corridor hinh anh 4A corner of Ta Con airport base, now a relic site. The site was an important base within McNamara Line, an electronic barrier built by American troops in Quang Tri province. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Quang Tri: From DMZ to East–West Economic Corridor hinh anh 5Quang Tri was one of the most devastated localities during the war by thousands of tonnes of bombs and shells. The province was also well known for the fierce 81-day-and-night battle at the ancient Quang Tri Citadel. In the photo: The national special relic site Quang Tri Citadel. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Quang Tri: From DMZ to East–West Economic Corridor hinh anh 6Vinh Moc Tunnel is now a national special relic site. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Quang Tri: From DMZ to East–West Economic Corridor hinh anh 7Foreign tourists visit Vinh Moc Tunnel. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Quang Tri: From DMZ to East–West Economic Corridor hinh anh 8Ta Puong waterfall shows off beauty in Huong Hoa mountainous district in Quang Tri province. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Quang Tri: From DMZ to East–West Economic Corridor hinh anh 9Untouched beauty of Cua Tung beach in Quang Tri province. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Quang Tri: From DMZ to East–West Economic Corridor hinh anh 10Lao Bao international border gate is an important joint in the East-West Economic Corridor. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Quang Tri: From DMZ to East–West Economic Corridor hinh anh 11Wind power development in Huong Hoa district is considered to be promising in Quang Tri province. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Quang Tri: From DMZ to East–West Economic Corridor hinh anh 12Quang Tri province boasts a huge potential for rubber production and processing. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Quang Tri: From DMZ to East–West Economic Corridor hinh anh 13Wood processing for export in Quang Tri province (Photo: VNP/VNA)
Quang Tri: From DMZ to East–West Economic Corridor hinh anh 14Quang Tri province has a huge fleet of fishing vessels, giving them an advantage in developing maritime economy. (Photo: VNP/VNA)
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