|President Truong Tan Sang yesterday conferred the Independence Order (second class) upon Hai Duong city to celebrate its 210th founding anniversary. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang
HAI DUONG (VNS) — President Truong Tan Sang yesterday conferred the Independence Order (second class) upon Hai Duong city to celebrate its 210th founding anniversary.
In 1804, under the reign of the Nguyen Dynasty's King Gia Long, the main town of Hai Duong was moved from Mao Dien, in today's Cam Giang district, to Han village where the major citadel Thanh Dong was built.
Today the 19th century citadel, once called Thanh Dong, is Hai Duong - a city consisting of 21 communes and wards and a population of 187,000.
The city received the award for excellent accomplishments achieved in recent decades.
Located in the heart of the northern economic region, Hai Duong enjoys an annual growth rate of 10 per cent. It is home to 3,200 companies, three industrial parks and five industrial clusters with 150 projects that provides 40,000 jobs.
At the ceremony, Sang asked local authorities and residents to review the city's socio-economic achievements and shortcomings in order to sustain its growth. — VNS