A ceremony for inaugurating the 1st phase construction and attaching nameplate of Truc Lam pagoda on Tran Island located in Thanh Lan commune of Quang Ninh province’s Co To district was held on October 25.
Nameplate attachment of Truc Lam pagoda on Tran Island
The event was co-held by the Executive Committee of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS)’s chapter in Quang Ninh province and the People’s Committee of Co To district.
The 1st phase construction of Truc Lam pagoda on Tran Island has special significance for social life and national security and defense as a cultural and spiritual milestone in the Northeast islands of the Fatherland, and was completed on occasion of the 60th anniversary of Quang Ninh province’s establishment.
Tran Island located less than 10 nautical miles from the Vietnam-China border in the Gulf of Tonkin, has an area of about 4.5 km2 and 50 residents of 16 families. Since the first household relocated to the island in 2006 with many difficulties, the island currently has had a national electricity grid, a freshwater reservoir, a school, a national flagpole, etc. contributing to substantially improve the material and spiritual lives of people on the island.
The construction of Truc Lam pagoda on Tran Island was started on October 9, 2022 on an area of 2.89 hectares including 22 main works and auxiliary facilities according to the ancient architectural design of the Tran Dynasty. The construction has the total investment of about 47 billion VND, expected to be completed in 2025.
Overall perspective of Truc Lam pagoda on Tran Island