The tower, situated at the place where the Hong (Red) River) enters Vietnam from China, was the work of the province’s youth to welcome the 11th National Congress of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union for the 2017-2022 tenure. The project, worth over VND17 billion (US$748,000) sourced from donations, was started in March 2016. The tower is 31.43 metres high and holds a 25-sq.m flag. The figures represent the 3,143-metre high Fansipan peak and 25 ethnic groups in the province. The work demonstrates the will and determination of local youths to build on the tradition in building and protecting the nation, while contributing to affirming the national border sovereignty and developing local tourism. The tower was handed over to the People’s Committee of Bat Xat district for management. The Lung Po flag tower is expected to be one of the new tourism destinations in the locality’s tour through Lao Cai – Bat Xat – Sapa.