Ho Chi Minh City marks national events hinh anh 1The Ho Chi Minh Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, a destination of wreatch laying and incense offering on August 31. Photo: VNA

Ho Chi Minh City authorities commemorated the 70 th anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day during a public ceremony held on August 31.

Addressing the celebration, Le Hoang Quan, Politburo member and Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, highlighted the city’s comprehensive progress in the last four decades, saying it is striving to enhance local living standards moving forwards.

Meanwhile, Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan awarded the Ho Chi Minh Order to the southern hub for its overall contributions to national development and defence.

On the occasion, senior officials laid wreaths and offered incense as tribute to the late presidents Ho Chi Minh and Ton Duc Thang in various destinations across the city.-VNA