Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the ceremony to mark the 50th founding anniversary of the Party Committee of the former Quang Da Special Zone (Photo: VNA)

Da Nang (VNA) – A ceremony was held in central Da Nang city on October 21 to celebrate the 50th founding anniversary of the Party Committee of the former Quang Da Special Zone, now Quang Nam province and Da Nang city.

Secretary of the municipal Da Nang Party Committee Truong Quang Nghia said shortly after its establishment in October 1967, the zone’s Party Committee actively prepared for the General Offensive and Uprising against the US in the spring of 1968. In this offensive, soldiers and people of the Quang Da Special Zone directly attacked the enemy’s key agencies, contributing to the whole southern region’s victory.

The Quang Da Party Committee also played a crucial role in the General Offensive and Uprising in the spring of 1975, which liberated Da Nang and later the whole southern Vietnam, leading to national reunification, he added.

Secretary of the Quang Nam provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the provincial People’s Council Nguyen Ngoc Quang said history proved the righteousness and creativity in the establishment of the Quang Da Special Zone’s Party Committee, demonstrating the Party Central Committee’s right assessment of Quang Da area’s strategic location and importance to the southern battlefield in the resistance war against the US.

In his speech, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc highly evaluated the celebration of the 50th founding anniversary of the zone’s Party Committee.

This activity, along with the inauguration of a memorial site of the Quang Da Party Committee at Hon Tau Base in Duy Xuyen district of Quang Nam, showed the respect to veteran revolutionaries’ sacrifices in the war, he said.

Quang Nam and Da Nang are now independent administrative units, PM Phuc said, asking their authorities to continue coordinating with and supporting each other for mutual development.-VNA