Flag-raising ceremony in Quang Tri marks National Reunification Day hinh anh 1Hien Luong bridge (Photo: VNA)
Quang Tri (VNA) – A flag-raising ceremony was held at the Hien Luong – Ben Hai historic site in Vinh Linh district, the central province of Quang Tri on April 30 to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the Southern Liberation and National Reunification Day (April 30, 1975) and the 45th anniversary of the liberation of Quang Tri (May 1, 1972).

The event was attended by Truong Hoa Binh, Politburo member and Standing Deputy Prime Minister; Nguyen Duc Loi, member of the Party Central Committee, Director General of the Vietnam News Agency; Thuan Huu, member of the Party Central Committee, Editor-in-Chief of Nhan Dan, along with local officials and people.


Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Nguyen Van Hung reviewed the glorious history of armed forces and people in Vinh Linh district in particular and Quang Tri in general during the anti-American resistance war.

At that time, nearly 70,000 Vinh Linh soldiers and people got engaged in production and fighting as well, making significant contributions to the April 30 victory, he said.

After 45 years of liberation, the provincial administration and people have gradually overcome difficulties to reap socio-economic accomplishments.

The annual economic growth was recorded at 7.4 percent in 2011-2015. The gross regional domestic product (GRDP) per capita reached 36 million VND (1,576 USD) per annum. 

The local budget collection saw an annual average increase of 16.6 percent.
The province has 31 new rural communes, making up 26.5 percent of the total communes.  The proportion of poor households was reduced by 1.94 percent.

Industrial production, trade, and services are developing, while defense-security and social order and safety have been strengthened.

On the occasion, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh and the working delegation offered incense and laid wreaths in tribute to fallen soldiers at the Truong Son National Martyr Cemetery, Road 9 National Martyr Cemetery, and memorial monument of Quang Tri Citadel.-VNA