Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Pham Quang Nghi on April 20 presented the city’s 10 billion VND to the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien to build a school in Sin Thau commune, Muong Nhe district – one of the poorest localities in the province.

Nghi, who is accompanied by other officials in a working trip to Dien Bien, also met with provincial leaders.

He praised their efforts to develop the locality and preparations for the celebration of the upcoming 60th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu victory, which helped end French colonial rule in Vietnam .

By giving spiritual and material support to Dien Bien, Ha Noi and the rest of the country have shown special sentiments to the land of revolutionary tradition, he said.

On the occasion, the municipal Fatherland Front Committee presented 1 billion VND to poor students in Dien Bien.

Lo Mai Trinh, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee thanked Hanoi and localities nationwide for their warm sentiments to the locality.

Also on April 20, Nghi and the Hanoi team paid tribute to soldiers fallen in the Dien Bien Phu campaign at the A1 Hill cemetery. They also visited a number of historical relic sites there.-VNA