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New street in Hanoi named after Chancellor Luu Co
Ngo Minh 17:07, 2023/10/23
A street in the Xuan Tao neighborhood of Hanoi's Bac Tu Liem District is named after Chancellor Luu Co, who repaired the Dai La Citadel in preparation for King Ly Thai To's capital transfer.

To celebrate the merits of Chancellor Luu Co (1013-2023), a mandarin of the Dinh Dynasty, Hanoi named a street in Xuan Tao Ward, Bac Tu Liem District after him.

The naming ceremony of Luu Co Street was held on the weekend.

Luu Co Street is 1,160 meters long and 24 meters wide and runs from the intersection of Hoang Minh Thao Street opposite Building N01 T3 to the intersection of Xuan Tao-Pham Van Dong Streets. It is a street in a new urban area planned with modern architecture and landscape.

Luu Co Street is named after Chancellor Luu Co, who was instrumental in the repair of Dai La Citadel.

On the same day, the Hanoi People's Committee also put up nameplates for Nguyen Duy Thi Street, Duong Van An Street in Xuan Tao Ward, and Pham Tien Duat Street in Co Nhue Ward.

According to Le Thi Thu Huong, Vice Chairwoman of the Bac Tu Liem District People's Committee, Chancellor Luu Co, along with his comrades-in-arms such as Nguyen Bac, Le Hoan, Dinh Dien, Trinh Tu, Pham Hap, served under Dinh Bo Linh (924-979) in the war against 12 warlords. Dinh Bo Linh emerged victorious and founded Dai Co Viet - Vietnam's first independent state in 968, proclaiming himself Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang.

Luu Co had managed Dai La for 40 years (971-1010) or Hanoi today, repairing its citadel and preparing the ground for King Ly Cong Uan to relocate the capital from Hoa Lu to the site in 1010.

He gave the "key" to Dai La Citadel to King Ly Cong Uan.

Throughout his life and career, Luu Co made great contributions to the nation. The talent and virtue of Luu Co have been recognized and honored by the Vietnamese people for generations through many temples and genealogies.

To pay tribute to the life and great contributions of Luu Co, the Vietnam Association of Historical Sciences, in coordination with the Thang Long - Hanoi Heritage Conservation Center and the Vietnam Luu Family Council, organized the seminar "The Historical Role of Grand Master Luu Co" in Hanoi last year.

 Hanoi authorities unveiled the nameplate of Luu Co Street. Photo: The Hanoi Times

The seminar focused on discussing the career of Grand Venerable Luu Co and his contributions to the nation, as well as delving into Dai La Citadel, relics and works related to the life and name of Grand Venerable Luu Co.

Based on the results of the seminar, the Vietnam Association of Historical Sciences, the Thang Long-Hanoi Heritage Conservation Center, and the Vietnam Luu Family Council recommend the Hanoi People's Committee to name a street after Luu Co.

Grand Venerable Luu Co was born on January 3, 940, in Tri Hoi, Dai Hoang District, now Gia Tan Commune, Gia Vien District, Ninh Binh Province, the same homeland of Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang.

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