31.12.2020, 20:35

New Year’s fireworks ‘battlefield’ in Ho Chi Minh City

Thousands of high-altitude and low-range artillery shells were installed at 4 points in Ho Chi Minh City, ready to fire to welcome the year 2021.

On New Year’s Eve 2021, Ho Chi Minh City fired high altitude fireworks in the tunnel crossing the Saigon River (District 2), Landmark 81 building (Binh Thanh District) and two low-level points in Dam Sen Park (District 11) and Public Park Ho Chi Minh City High Tech (District 9) to celebrate the establishment of Thu Duc City. All four firing points will have 2,300 high-altitude cannons and more than 6,000 low-range cannons and firebending will explode in the sky.

On the morning of December 31, at the tunnel park across the Saigon River, 1,500 high-altitude cannons and 30 low-range artillery guns were brought out from yesterday to set up “battlefield”. This is the area to gather the most fireworks trusses of the city.

At high-altitude artillery, militia Nguyen Van Hau (right), belonging to District 2 Military Command and his teammates put the cannons into the tube. “This is the third year I have participated in the installation of the fireworks field and then go to New Year’s Eve. The job is not professional, but still happy to help people see the fireworks during Tet,” said the 24-year-old.

Ho Chi Minh City Command has mobilized forces such as the army, police, militia, self-defense, health … to participate in the fireworks display.

The high-altitude guns had a variety of ammunition of all sizes. After connecting to the electric ignition wire, they were inserted into the cannons.

After inserting the high-altitude cannon into the tube, electric ignition wires were connected to the control rod. This work is one of the final stages of the fireworks installation.

“The connection is quite simple, but meticulous is needed. The exact connection wire makes the firecrackers more synchronous,” said Major Nguyen Thanh Binh (technical officer, Ho Chi Minh City Command).

Each cannon has a different shape to create the effect of color, range. A high-altitude rig can shoot up to more than 200 meters.

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Right on the banks of the Saigon River, Lieutenant Nguyen Van Phien installed low-level fireworks. This cannon can shoot up to about 70 m altitude.

The firing points will be in the roof of the Thu Thiem tunnel all connected to the control center, which will fire fireworks at 0:00 on January 1.

Firework battlefield seen from above at the park at the top of Thu Thiem tunnel.

“The basic installation has been completed this morning, ensuring that all the bullets will explode smoothly when the fire is conducted at the right time of New Year’s Eve”, Major Nguyen Thanh Nhiem, Head of the ammunition warehouse, Ministry of Tu HCM City order said.

This year, Ho Chi Minh City added a low-level fireworks display in District 9 to celebrate the establishment of Thu Duc City approved by the National Assembly Standing Committee. The site of the artillery battle installation took place at the Ben Noc memorial temple, next to the High-Tech Park.

Here, 90 low-level fireworks and 10 firebending systems were basically installed in the morning.

“As a resident of District 9, I am very happy that Thu Duc city was established. New Year’s Eve people also have a new point to enjoy the fireworks, save access to the central area,” said militia Tran Cong Vinh ( 22 years old) said.

The fireworks display time is 15 minutes, from 0:00 to 0:00 on January 1, 2021, funding is from the source of socialization.