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Fireworks set to sparkle in Ho Chi Minh City on Vietnam’s National Day

Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 13:17 GMT+7
Fireworks set to sparkle in Ho Chi Minh City on Vietnam’s National Day
A fireworks performance is pictured in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City will host fireworks displays to celebrate Vietnam’s National Day on September 2.

The municipal People’s Committee has issued a document to relevant authorities confirming the fireworks shows to celebrate the National Day.

The high-range fireworks show will take place from 9:00 pm to 9:15 pm at the border of District 2 near the Saigon River tunnel.

A low-range pyrotechnic exhibition will also take place at the same time at Dam Sen Park at 3 Hoa Binh Street, District 11.

The fireworks displays will be broadcast live on Ho Chi Minh Television (HTV9).

This year, the cost of the performances are around VND1.45 billion (US$1,8 million) and will be funded by private sponsors.

Relevant authorities will be in charge of controlling traffic and will prohibit vehicles from entering the area, including waterway transport services near the Saigon River Tunnel, from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm on September 2.

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