Ms. Vo Thi Thang (File photo)
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has posthumously granted the “Hero of the People’s Armed Force” title to former member of the Party Central Committee and Chairwoman of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism Vo Thi Thang.

Minister Hoang Tuan Anh presented the State noble title to a family representative of Thang at a ceremony held in Ho Chi Minh City on September 10, in recognition of her significant contributions to the cause of national independence, liberty and reunification.

Vo Thi Thang was born in 1945 in the southern province of Long An, a descendent of a traditional patriotic family.

She was repeatedly arrested, tortured, brutally oppressed and mistreated in many prisons on the mainland and in offshore Con Dao prison. However, with patriotism, bravery and great resolution, she always fought for the cause of national liberation during her revolutionary career.

After the National Reunification Day, Thang continued to make active contributions to the country’s development. She was a Deputy to the National Assembly, Deputy Chairwoman of the Vietnam Women’s Union and Chairwoman of the Vietnam National Administration Tourism.

With her dedication and enormous contributions to the country, Thang received a number of domestic and foreign noble titles such as the second-class Independence Order, the first-class Labour Order, the Friendship Medal of the Cuban Council of State, and the Friendship Medal of the Royal Kingdom of Cambodia.

She died in Ho Chi Minh City on August 22 at the age of 69.-VNA