A 15-minutes fireworks show is set on next week in Ho Chi Minh City to celebrate new year 2018 after scrapping it in 2017 under a national austerity policy.
The even which is held on midnight of last 2017 day include many programs such as pyrotechnics performance at Dam Sen Park in District 11, a light show in front of the city’s town hall on Le Thanh Ton Street and a countdown event on the Nguyen Hue walking street.
To follow the Communist Party’s call for austerity, major cities in Vietnam did not hold fireworks show last year. Instead of spend money on the celebrate show, the cities were asked to help the poor and the needy, especially those hit hard by natural disasters.
After 11 months of 2017, 390 people were killed or went missing by flooding and storms in Vietnam. The toll surpassed last year’s losses, when disasters killed 264 people.
Ho Chi Minh City also brought fireworks show to the country’s National Day on September 2, while it skipped the show on Reunification Day on April 30.0