|President Vo Van Thuong (third row, second from right) attends HCM City River Festival, Ho Chi Minh City, August 6__Photo: VNA
President Vo Van Thuong attended the “The river tells stories”, a spectacle art show which is a highlight of the Ho Chi Minh City River Festival, on August 6.
Speaking at the event, Chairman of municipal People’s Committee Phan Van Mai said that the program is intended to be the greetings of the city, a peaceful, open and dynamic river locality which is rich in internal resources and ready to cooperate with friends from all over the world to optimize its water resources for economic development.
The first special art show taking place on the Saigon River, a commercial port that was formed 160 years ago.
It retraced the story of the formation and development of Saigon – Cho Lon – Gia Dinh – Ho Chi Minh City over the past 300 years through five chapters, including “Empty land”, “City building”, “On the wharf under the boat”, “A prosperous commercial port” and “A brilliant city by the river” with the participation of more than 700 actors and folk artists.
|The “The river tells stories”, a spectacle art show which is a highlight of the Ho Chi Minh City River Festival, Ho Chi Minh City, August 6.__Photo: VNA
In addition, the program also used modern performing and interactive technologies including 3D lighting art; water music system on the river surface; large-capacity laser lights, drone shows and fireworks, among others.-(VNA/VLLF)