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Birth centenary of late NA leader, establishment of Tu Son city announced

A ceremony was held in northern Bac Ninh province on October 31 to mark the 100th birth anniversary of Le Quang Dao, late Chairman of the National Assembly (NA) and Vice Chairman of the State Council, and the establishment of Tu Son city.

Le Quang Dao, real name Nguyen Duc Nguyen, was born on August 8, 1921 in Dinh Bang commune, now Dinh Bang ward of Tu Son city (Bac Ninh province).

He was elected Chairman of the NA and Vice Chairman of the State Council at the 8th-tenure parliament (1987 - 1992) - the first parliamentary tenure of the Doi moi (Renewal) period. He was appointed as Secretary of the Party delegation of the Vietnam Fatherland Front in 1993 and President of the Presidium of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee in 1994.

Highlighting the late leader’s revolutionary career and contributions, NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue stressed that with 78 years of age and more than 60 years of revolutionary activities, Dao devoted his entire life to the revolution of the Party and people.

He was a typical example for President Ho Chi Minh’s thought on the great solidarity and also a moral and talented leader of the Party, State, and people, according to Hue.

Marking the foundation of Tu Son city, Chairman Hue said Tu Son town of Bac Ninh province has been developing strongly in multiple aspects in recent years.

To create an impulse for the development of both Tu Son and Bac Ninh so that this province can become a centrally run city in the near future, the NA Standing Committee issued a resolution on the establishment of Tu Son city in Bac Ninh province on September 22 this year.

At the ceremony, the NA leader presented the resolution, which took effect on November 1, to local officials./.