The central province of Quang Ngai held a ceremony on March 11 to mark the 70th anniversary of the Ba To uprising which contributed significantly to the victory of the August Revolution in 1945.

Speaking at the event, Le Viet Chu, Vice Secretary of the provincial Party Committee and Chairman of the People’s Committee, reviewed the revolutionary tradition of the armed forces and people and guerrillas in Quang Ngai’s Ba To district.

The success of the Ba To uprising led to the first revolutionary regime in Quang Ngai and the Ba To guerrillas played a key role in forming the revolutionary armed forces in the central region and the Vietnam People’s Army, he added.

He went on to say that over the past seven decades, thanks to joint efforts by local authorities and the community, Ba To has made great strides in development and defence and security.

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc congratulated locals on their socio-economic achievements and suggested they exert additional efforts to increase growth quality and economic competitiveness.

The locality should allocate more resources to developing agriculture and building new-style rural areas in line with poverty reduction in mountainous districts, he said, as well as increasing the focus on maritime economic development.

On the occasion, Ba To district was awarded the Independence Order, third class.-VNA