Vietnam metro wants to name a street after General Vo Nguyen Giap

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The Ho Chi Minh City government will seek the approval of the city's legislature to name a street after the recently deceased legendary General Vo Nguyen Giap.

The municipal People's Committee said Monday it will make the proposal to change the name of an existing street to Vo Nguyen Giap at a session scheduled later this year.

The committee is collecting opinions of the Transport Department and relevant agencies about which street might be renamed Vo Nguyen Giap.

Online newspaper VnExpress cited sources as saying the Hanoi Highway may be chosen as it is a large route with transport significance and is contiguous to Dien Bien Phu Street, whose name is associated with General Giap.

General Giap, one of the great military geniuses of the 20th century, died at the age of 102 on October 4.

He commanded Vietnamese forces in many battles during Vietnam's revolutionary wars against the French and American armies, including the stunning victory at Dien Bien Phu in 1954, which ended the French colonization of Vietnam.

He was the commander-in-chief of the Vietnam People's Army, and an excellent student of the late President Ho Chi Minh.


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