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Eight streets named after Vietnamese artists

Update: January, 10/2015 - 10:16
Trinh Cong Son. — Photo vov
HCM CITY (VNS)  — The HCM City People's Committee has issued a decision on naming eight streets in District 9 after talented Vietnamese poets, musicians and performers.

The artists include poets Nguyen Dinh Thi, Xuan Quynh; poet and composer Diep Minh Tuyen, Trinh Cong Son, and cai luong actresses Thanh Nga and Ut Tra On.

Le Ton Thanh, standing deputy director of the city's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, told Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Sai Gon) newspaper that all eight artists had made great contributions to promote and develop culture and arts of the city as well as Viet Nam.

The city has also decided there would be 23 roads in District 12 to be named after Vietnamese heroic mothers like Ha Thi Khiem, Le Thi Nho and Ha Thi Kheo.

Under the decision, the districts' People's Committee and relevant agencies like the departments of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Transport, and Construction will be in charge of naming the streets. — VNS

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