Visitors learn about HCM City and its people through a photo exhibition on Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in District 1. The event celebrates the 44th anniversary of Liberation of South Vietnam and National Reunification (April 30) and International Labour Day (May 1). (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Photos on Ho Chi Minh City’s 44 years of development and integration since it was liberated in 1975 are on display in the city's Nguyen Hue and Dong Khoi streets.

The event, which runs from April 25 to May 5, aims to mark the 44th anniversary of the Liberation of South Vietnam and National Reunification (April 30) as well as International Labour Day (May 1).

The photos on display offer visitors a general overview of the southern people’s heroic struggle to liberate the southern region and reunify the country.

The exhibition also showcases a dynamic and creative Ho Chi Minh City, which has made significant contributions to the nation’s economic reform and is working towards becoming a smart city after more than 40 years of strong development. 

On the occasion, another photo exhibition on the Vietnamese seas and islands was also held, introducing over 200 photos selected from 5,000 items by 900 photographers.

The works captured lively moments of nature, life and the training of people and soldiers living on the nation’s islands and coastal areas. - VNA