The Central Highlands province of Gia Lai held a ceremony in Pleiku city on March 17 to celebrate the 40 th anniversary of the locality’s liberation.

Thousands of locals at the event recalled the days of struggle 40 years ago, as well as the great achievements that Gia Lai has gained in the past years thanks to the solidarity between the government and community.

The living conditions of residents in the province, most of whom are from ethnic minority groups, have been significantly improved since 1975. Almost all local households now have access to electricity, radio and television.

Gia Lai has focused on ensuring social welfare for locals, especially for women whose children fell down for national independence.

Earlier, participants in the ceremony offered incense to former President Ho Chi Minh in Pleiku’s Great Solidarity Square.-VNA