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Ho Chi Minh City renames section of Hanoi Highway after late Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap

Ho Chi Minh City renames section of Hanoi Highway after late Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap

Thursday, July 13, 2023, 10:45 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City renames section of Hanoi Highway after late Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap
An aerial view of Hanoi Highway in Thu Duc City under Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Quang Dinh / Tuoi Tre​

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Council on Wednesday passed a resolution on renaming the section of Hanoi Highway between the Saigon Bridge and Thu Duc Intersection in Thu Duc City after late General Vo Nguyen Giap.

The newly-renamed section of the highway spans 7.79 kilometers.

The road was relabeled in recognition of the contributions of late General Giap toward Vietnam’s liberation and unification. 

The renamed section will connect with Hanoi Highway and Dien Bien Phu, both of which are associated with General Giap and his historic 1954 victory in Dien Bien Phu.

The Thu Duc City administration earlier collected feedback on a proposal on the renaming from those people residing along the route and more than 90 percent endorsed the retitling.

The municipal People’s Council also asked relevant agencies to make a list of businesses, organizations, and households affected by the renaming in order to support them in updating their documents.

They were also told to set up new street name signs on the relabeled route as well as make adjustments to traffic signs.

Vo Nguyen Giap was born on August 25, 1911 in Le Thuy District, Quang Binh Province, located in the central region of Vietnam.

He started his career as a history teacher before joining the army to become a legendary general who led the Vietnam Army to defeat French and U.S. invaders in 1954 and 1975, respectively.

He directly commanded major operations including the Dien Bien Phu in 1954 and Ho Chi Minh campaigns in 1975.

General Giap served as deputy prime minister and national defense minister since national reunification in 1975 till 1980.

In 1981-1991, he was deputy chairman of the Council of Ministers.

The general is credited as one of the great men in the world in encyclopedias of many countries, including the U.S..

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