Ho Chi Minh City will set off fireworks in six locations next month to welcome the Year of the Rat, according to a decision signed by the city’s vice mayor Nguyen Thanh Tai.
Firework displays will launch at the Ho Chi Minh Museum in District 4, Saigon Hi-Tech Park in District 9, Binh Hung Hoa B Ward in Binh Tan District, Binh Phu Park in District 6, Ben Duoc Monument to War Martyrs in Cu Chi District, and Can Gio District Stadium.
The shows are due to last 15 minutes on the eve of the Tet Lunar New Year on February 7.
Funding for the fireworks is solicited from social organizations and businesses.
The city government has assigned the Saigontourist Holding Company to receive all contributed money.
The company, the chief organizer of this year’s Tet festival in HCMC, has thus far mobilized over VND15 billion (nearly US$1 million) of funding for the event, of which VND2 billion is earmarked for charity work.