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Ho Chi Minh City renames street for late general

Thursday, September 17, 2020, 17:01 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City renames street for late general
The section of Dinh Tien Hoang Street which has been renamed Le Van Duyet is seen in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City in this undated file photo, with the Lang Ong Ba Chieu Temple on the left. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

A section of Dinh Tien Hoang Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City was on Wednesday renamed for the late general Le Van Duyet on the occasion of his 188th death anniversary.

The section stretches 947 meters from the Bong Bridge to Phan Dang Luu Street.

At one end of the street is the Lang Ong Ba Chieu Temple, where the tombs of the hero and his wife are placed. 

Le Van Duyet (1764-1832), a high-ranking mandarin under the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945), made great contributions to the development of the southern region of Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh City’s leaders attend the ceremony renaming Dinh Tien Hoang Street as Le Van Duyet Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, September 16, 2020. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

Ho Chi Minh City’s leaders attend a ceremony to rename a part of Dinh Tien Hoang Street in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, September 16, 2020. Photo: T.T.D. / Tuoi Tre

The renaming ceremony took place on Wednesday morning on the occasion of the 188th death anniversary of General Le Van Duyet.

The anniversary was attended by his descendants and local residents and it will last until Friday.

“It’s a great honor for the Le Van family that local authorities decided to change the name of a section of Dinh Tien Hoang Street to Le Van Duyet Street,” said Le Van Hoa, a descendant of the sixth generation of the general.

Le Van Duyet’s descendants hold the 188th death anniversary of the general at the Lang Ong Ba Chieu Temple in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, September 16, 2020. Photo: Phuong Nam / Tuoi Tre

Le Van Duyet’s descendants hold the 188th death anniversary of the general at the Lang Ong Ba Chieu Temple in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, September 16, 2020. Photo: Phuong Nam / Tuoi Tre

After the ceremony, Binh Thanh District’s authorities will provide guidelines and support for residents to adjust and supplement their ID cards, papers, and family books to ensure their legitimate rights, said Hoang Song Ha, vice-chairman of Binh Thanh District.

Besides Ho Chi Minh City, nine other streets in different localities in Vietnam also carry the Le Van Duyet name, including Da Nang City, Binh Thuan Province, Binh Duong Province, Binh Phuoc Province, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, Tien Giang Province, Vinh Long Province, Bac Lieu Province, and An Giang Province.

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