Sai Gon 40 years named after President Ho Chi Minh

15/07/2016
                                                     The center area of Ho Chi Minh city


A ceremony was held in Ho Chi Minh City on July 2 to mark the 40th anniversary of the day Saigon-Gia Dinh was officially named after the great Vietnamese national leader, President Ho Chi Minh (July 2, 1976 - 2016).
For past 40 years, Ho Chi Minh city has gained enormous and important achievements, paving good way for development in the future, contributing to huge and historic achievements of the country.
The ceremony, jointly organized by the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee, People's Council, People’s Committee, and the Fatherland Front Committee saw the presence of State President Tran Dai Quang, former State Presidents Nguyen Minh Triet and Truong Tan Sang; former Prime Ministers Phan Van Khai and Nguyen Tan Dung; Politburo members: Truong Hoa Binh, Deputy Prime Minister, Vo Van Thuong, Secretary of the Party Central Committee (PCC) and Head of the PCC Commission for Communication and Education; Dinh La Thang, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee; together with many other officials.
“Ho Chi Minh city need to promote the tradition of courage, activeness, innovation and solidarity, building the city’s party clean and firm, making a overal power of the entire political system and people”, President Tran Dai Quang proposed.
The head of State also asked the city to be proactive and persistent in implementing breakthrough measures to develop economy fast and firmly, enhancing competitiveness with modern infrastructure, highly-developed sicience-technology and education-training and stable politics-society…
On behalf of the HCM City leaders, Secretary of the city party Committee Mr. Dinh La Thang said,  the city has 40 honorable years named after Uncle Ho. Starting at a city with many slums, polluted canals, the city has relocated and organized life for more than 36.000 households in areas of Nhieu Loc - Thi Nghe, Tan Hoa - Lo Gom, Tau Hu - Ben Nghe, brought back the green color for those canals.
The city’s economy has expanded strongly, reaching VND975 trillion (nearly US$44 billion) at present from just over VND2.5 billion (US$112,500) 41 years ago.
The city’s citizens earned an average per capita income of US$5,538 per year as of the end of 2015, up 73% compared to 2010. The gap in the standard of living among population groups has been narrowed to 6.6 times in 2014 from 10 times in 1992.
Besides, Mr. Thang also pointed out some “obstacles”, which have hindered the city from developing, including slowly-developed education-training and sience-technology, slowly-coped social problems… especially the obstacles which have been made by apparatus, human, bureaucracy, corruption, waste…
In his speech, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee said the Party Committee and people of Ho Chi Minh City have ceaselessly endeavoured to build the city into the nation's leading economic hub and a pioneer in the reform process, contributing to building a civilized and prosperous country.
“These aspirations are great but not unrealistic. All difficulties and challenges will be solved when we are deeply aware of and try our best to do decisive issues”, Mr.Thang affirmed.
On July 2nd 1976, the first National Assembly of Vietnam has unanimously agreed named Sai Gon - Gia Dinh after President Ho Chi minh

The area of ​​the city accounted for only 0.6% of the country, but the city is now the engine of Vietnam’s economy with a total domestic product (GDP) 2015 reached 957.358 billion VND (more than 22% nationwide), total budget revenue reached 280.767 billion VND (30% nationwide)./.


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yobro yobro 15/7/16 22:52

Ho Chi Minh city is Vietnam's bustling largest city, setting the cultural and economic pace for the whole country

Only Solidar 15/7/16 22:54

the war against the US had brought so much death and destruction on our country

John Smith 15/7/16 22:56

I love HCM city, people are very friendly and the food is really good

MaskOf Zero 15/7/16 23:00

Vietnam had given America the first taste of defeat in war

Gentle Moon 15/7/16 23:01

For the United States itself, the war resulted in something America had never experienced before: clear defeat. It caused a wave of second-guessing about America's role in the world, splitting the country between hawks and doves, dividing individual families and the nation itself into angry camps over what went wrong and how much the country had lost its way

Pack Cassiopian 15/7/16 23:04

Vietnam’s economic centre Ho Chi Minh City is being uprooted and transformed. Billboards broadcast visions of the future city that is incrementally but rapidly materializing. It is hard to think of an image of the city today beyond it’s soon to be past and present.

LawrenceSamuels 15/7/16 23:05

Ho Chi Minh City hurries to become a megacity

Love Peace 15/7/16 23:08

Ho Chi Minh city is a symbol of Vietnam's determination in protecting and building the country

Jane smartnic 15/7/16 23:09

The defeat ended America's innocence about its role in the world and shattered the once-cherished belief that the United States always did the right thing internationally

Deck Hero14 15/7/16 23:12

Ho Chi Minh city is going to be a new pearl of the Asia

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