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Celebration of 60th anniversary of Uncle Ho's visit to the construction site of Viet Tri Industrial Zone

Tuesday, 2019-04-09 14:23:25
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Leaders of Viet Tri city gave a speech at the ceremony.

PTO- On the morning of April 9th, Viet Tri city’s Party Committee, People's Council, People's Committee and Fatherland Front Committee held a ceremony to mark the 60th anniversary of Uncle Ho's visit to the construction site of Viet Tri Industrial Zone

After the glorious victory of the resistance war against the French colonialists, the peace was re-established in the North, in November of 1958, Viet Tri was chosen to build the first industrial zone (IZ) in the North, creating a premise for the industrialization of the country and promotingthe local industry development.


On April 13th, 1959, President Ho Chi Minh visited the construction site of Viet Tri IZ. President was interested in asking about health, life and working conditions of officials, soldiers and workers on the construction site. He praised the spirit of enthusiasm, responsibility of officials and workers. He said: "This is the first industrial zone of our country. In the past, Hung Kings had chosen here to build the capital now we build this ancestral land become a big industrial zone, a basis of socialism to start the great work of building the country. This honor belongs to those who are building the ancestral land ... "

After 3 years of urgent construction, the entire IZ has been completed, many factories of electricity, sugar, paper, chemical, etc., were inaugurated on time, many factories has been completed ahead of time and goes into operation. Its products practically contributed to production and consumption of people.


By June 4th, 1962, the Government issued Decision No. 65 to establish Viet Tri city under Phu Tho province. This historic milestone marked the comprehensive maturity of Viet Tri. Since then, Viet Tri has become the political, economic, cultural, scientific and technical center of Vinh Phu province before and Phu Tho province today.

Over the past 60 years, implementing the teachings of Uncle Ho, the Party Committee, authorities and people of Viet Tri city have jointly overcome all difficulties, challenges and effort in production to gain important achievements: By the end of 2018, industry and construction sector reached 54.6%; service sectors of 43.7%; agriculture, forestry and fishery of 1.8%. The urban infrastructure has been increasingly invested in synchronous construction; the appearance of the city is increasingly modern; order and security are ensured; social security policies are promptly implemented; the material and spiritual life of local people has increased significantly.

At the event, leaders of Viet Tri city launched the emulation movements to successfully implement the tasks of socio-economic development in 2019 and the following years.

Thanh Tra - Tu Anh