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Grand ceremony marks 1,050 years of Vietnam’s first feudal state    
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Grand ceremony marks 1,050 years of Vietnam’s first feudal state A performance at the ceremony.
Apr 26 2018

NDO/VNA – A grand ceremony was held on April 24 in Hoa Lu district, the Red River Delta province of Ninh Binh, to celebrate 1,050 years of the establishment of Dai Co Viet, the first centralised feudal state of Vietnam.

The event was held at the relic site of former imperial capital of Hoa Lu in Truong Yen commune.

In her speech, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee of Ninh Binh province Nguyen Thi Thanh recalled the country’s glorious history, noting that in 968, Dinh Bo Linh put down the anarchy of the 12 warlords to become king under the name Dinh Tien Hoang. He named the country “Dai Co Viet” (Great Viet) and set up the capital in Hoa Lu, which is now Ninh Binh.

Thanh said the establishment of the first centralised feudal state heralded a new era for the country after a millennium under the rule of dynasties from the north.

The country’s name “Dai Co Viet” existed from 968 to 1054 under three royal dynasties: the Dinh, the Tien Le (Early Le), and the early period of the Ly. In the Tien Le Dynasty and the early period of the Ly Dynasty, Dai Co Viet continued to develop in all aspects, and the country’s independence and autonomy continued to be reinforced, she added.

The official said since Ninh Binh province was re-established in 1992, it has obtained a number of significant achievements in all fields. In 2017, the province’s economic growth rate was posted at 7.95% while nearly VND8.8 trillion was collected for the State budget.

Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh said Ninh Binh is a traditional land of patriotism and culture.

Over the past few years, the province has promoted solidarity and creativity to gain significant achievements in diverse fields with economic growth higher than the average level of the whole country.

He urged Ninh Binh to promote historical and cultural values of the ancient land and develop such potential fields as hi-tech industry, clean technology, processing technology, and hi-tech agriculture in association with building new-style rural areas.

With its long-standing and proud history, the Deputy PM expressed his belief that Ninh Binh would overcome difficulties to ensure its rapid and sustainable development.

At the ceremony, visitors were treated with a special art performance show and a spectacular firework display.