The northern province of Nam Dinh held a ceremony on June 30 to mark 60 years since its capital city of Nam Dinh was liberated (July 1).

At the event, local people recalled the milestones of their resistance war against the French forces. After occupying Nam Dinh, French colonialists built the city into a big industrial zone with the largest garment and textile manufacturing sector in northern Vietnam as well as the entire Indochina under French rule.

On July 1, 1954, Nam Dinh was the first northern city to enjoy freedom before the Geneva Agreement was signed putting an end to the French colonialism in Vietnam and other Indochinese nations.

Addressing the ceremony, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Pham Hong Ha stressed that Nam Dinh city always holds an important strategic position in the development of the southern Red River Delta region and Nam Dinh province in particular.

From 2008 to 2013, the city recorded an annual economic growth of over 14 percent.

Last year, the city’s average income per capita reached 39.4 million VND (1,900 USD). Meanwhile, its poor household rate decreased to 3.1 percent.-VNA