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Memorial overlooking water for MH370 victims

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A national memorial for the victims of MH370 will be built at Perth’s Elizabeth Quay with the aim of “engendering a sense of peace” at a monument overlooking the water.

The memorial will be in remembrance of the Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014 with 239 people on board from 14 countries.

Plans for a memorial were first revealed in 2014 and a tender has now been released for expressions of interest for its construction, said TVNZ New Zealand.

The tender calls for the memorial to express emotion and “reflect upon personal loss while engendering a sense of peace”.

Given Chinese cultural sensitivities, the memorial will reference “those lost” rather than those who died.

“A list of names is not considered appropriate as the circumstances are unresolved,” the tender reads.

The memorial will be co-funded by the state and federal governments, with Elizabeth Quay selected because it is easily accessible and “provides a quiet and contemplative place that has a panoramic view of the Swan River and Kings Park”.

Read the full story: TVNZ

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