HCMC gave a formal National Day reception - HCMC gave a formal National Day reception - Website Ho Chi Minh City
(HCM CityWeb)- In the evening of August 31, HCMC Party’s Committee, People’s Council, People’s Committee, Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee-HCMC hosted a formal reception to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the National Day of Vietnam. Attending the reception include Mr. Le Thanh Hai, Mr. Le Hoang Quan, Mrs. Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam, Mr. Nguyen Hoang Nang, Mr. Vo Van Thuong, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Phong.
Addressing at the reception, Chairman of HCMC People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan reviewed historical milestones of Vietnamese people, affirming that Vietnamese people in the autumn of 1945 under the leadership of Communist Party of Vietnam and Uncle Ho has made a great August revolution. On Sep 2 1945, President Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence to found the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (today Socialist Republic of Vietnam).
Mr. Quan affirmed that after 40 years of construction and development, HCMC has gained many important achievements, contributing 21% of GDP, 20% of export volume and 33% to the State’s budget, the city attracts a total FDI investment capital of US$39 billion. He expressed his belief that HCMC will excellently completed its planned targets, brought into play its driving force economic role, further improved its business and investment environment, improving its human resource, making HCMC a civilized and modern city.
On behalf of foreign diplomatic missions in HCMC, Australian Consul General John McAnulty in HCMC congratulated the 70th anniversary of National Day of Vietnam. Mr. John McAnulty stressed that Vietnam has experienced a period of development and quick change. Particularly, Vietnam has become the 7th member of ASEAN in 1995, a member of APEC in 1998. In addition, Vietnam has joined WTO in 2007 and become a member of UN Security Council in 2008-2009. Mr. John McAnulty said Vietnam has carried out many economic reforms, bringing more practical benefits to people with high economic growth speed while reducing significantly poverty rate. Many infrastructure projects have been constructed, HCMC is now becoming a strategic city of Vietnam at international and domestic levels.