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Ho Chi Minh City fires fireworks at 6 points to celebrate the Lunar New Year 2023

After two years of stopping due to Covid-19, Ho Chi Minh City will launch New Year’s Eve fireworks at 6 locations, including a new location in Binh Chanh district.

Information was said by Deputy Director of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Culture and Sports Vo Trong Nam at the program of people asking – the government answered, on the morning of January 8

In particular, a high-altitude firing point at the beginning of the Saigon River tunnel (Thu Duc City). 5 low-level spots at: Ben Noc Monument Memorial Temple (Thu Duc City), Dam Sen Cultural Park (District 11), Can Thanh Town (Can Gio District), Ben Duoc Martyrs Memorial Temple (District) Cu Chi), and the Memorial of Martyrs of Mau Than 1968 in Binh Chanh district. Fireworks are fired for 15 minutes at 0:00 on January 22 (the first day of the Lunar New Year); funding from social sources.

Ho Chi Minh City fires fireworks at 6 points to celebrate the Lunar New Year 2023
Fireworks glow on the Saigon River on New Year’s Eve 2023. Photo: Quynh Tran

Fireworks display is a regular activity on major holidays (April 30 and September 2), New Year and Lunar New Year in Ho Chi Minh City to serve residents and visitors. However, in the past two years, affected by Covid-19, Ho Chi Minh City did not launch New Year’s Eve fireworks to prevent and control the epidemic. Last New Year the city shot at two points.

In addition to fireworks, many annual Lunar New Year celebrations continue to be maintained, such as: Duong Sach Festival, from 17:00 on January 19 to January 26, this year’s venue was moved to the road. Le Loi (District 1) instead of Nguyen Van Binh book street like every year. There is also Nguyen Hue flower street , Spring flower festival, Tet flower market “On the wharf under the boat”…

The city also organizes many cultural and artistic activities such as: Cai luong performances at Tran Huu Trang Theater and in front of the City Cultural Center from January 14 to February 5; perform Don Ca Tai Tu in front of the Opera House from January 20 to 29.

At the program this morning, representatives of the city government informed about many Tet care and support programs for workers, laborers, poor households, and people in difficult circumstances… with a total budget of more than 1,113 billion VND. .($1=24,000 VND)

Vice Chairman of the City Confederation of Labor Pham Chi Tam said that the union’s total expense for taking care of employees during the 2023 Lunar New Year is VND 140 billion. Specifically: giving away 35,000 train, car and plane tickets for union members and workers to return home to celebrate Tet; organized for 5,000 worker households with 20,000 people to visit and experience for free at Dam Sen Cultural Park; organized an online market to provide necessities for 5,000 workers…

People buy goods at a mini supermarket with 0 dongs organized by the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Ho Chi Minh City Fatherland Front

Deputy Director of the Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs Huynh Le Nhu Trang said that the total cost of taking care of Tet in 2023 is nearly 927 billion VND, an increase of more than 76 billion VND compared to last year. Specifically, giving gifts to nearly 314,000 people with meritorious services (1.3-3.1 million VND/rate); more than 37,000 poor households (1.25 million VND/household); nearly 162,000 cases of social protection (1.15 million VND/rate); nearly 137,000 officials, civil servants, public employees, administrative and non-business workers (1.8 million VND/person)…

On the side of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee in Ho Chi Minh City, Vice President Pham Minh Tuan said that it is expected to support more than 49,000 people with a total budget of 46.5 billion VND for programs such as: helping disadvantaged children (9, 5, 7). 2 billion dong); take care of 4,000 workers experiencing job reduction or layoff (VND 4 billion); supporting 1,000 orphans due to Covid-19 (one billion dong); taking care of more than 22,800 near-poor households with relocation projects and difficult circumstances (22.8 billion VND); and a mini supermarket with 0 VND to support 20,000 people to buy essential goods and necessities (9.5 billion VND)…

 ( According to vnexpress )

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