A historic tank crashed through the gate of the presidential palace of the Saigon Regime
The HCM City People’s Committee has worked out plans to organize activities to celebrate 30 years of liberation of South Vietnam and national reunification.
These activities aim at refreshing the patriotic tradition of Vietnamese people, raising public awareness of the historical significance of the April 30, 1975 victory, and featuring the city’s achievements in socio-economic development, national defense and foreign relations over the past 30 years.
Celebration activities will include education of the revolutionary tradition, patriotic emulation movements, construction of projects of social and cultural meanings on April 30, research and creativity on topics related to the April 30, 1975 victory, exhibitions, fairs, contests, cultural and art performances, sports tournaments, demonstrations and festivals. These activities will be held from January 1 to May 1.
The city has established the steering board for celebration of the 30th anniversary of liberation of South Vietnam and national reunification. The board, headed by Le Thanh Hai, chairman of HCM City People’s Committee, has seven sections and an expert team.
City has 11 projects to celebrate 30 years of national reunification
To celebrate 30 years of liberation of South Vietnam and national reunification, HCM City authorities plan to start work on 11 projects and programs. These include four projects of cultural significance and seven projects of social meaning.
The cultural projects include the memorial for commandos in the battle to protect Rach Chiec Bridge, the memorial for war martyrs at Nga Ba Giong, the city’s Youth Cultural House and the status of Monk Thich Quang Duc.
The social projects include the Thu Thiem Tunnel and the East-West Highway, the Thu Thiem Bridge, the Nguyen Van Cu Bridge, expansion of Truong Chinh road, expansion of Nam Ky Khoi Nghia road, repair and maintenance of historical sites and vestiges, and construction of new cultural projects.
(HCM City - March 12)