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Vietnam’s longest avenue to be named Thang Long

In Uncategorized on July 16, 2010 at 4:47 pm

Vietnam’s longest avenue to be named Thang Long

QĐND – Friday, July 16, 2010, 21:19 (GMT+7)

Hanoi People’s Council on July 14 agreed that the 28km Lang–Hoa Lac road would be named “Thang Long Avenue”.

Thang Long Avenue is 140m wide, with six lanes, running from Pham Hung-Khuat Duy Tien crossroad through Tu Liem, Hoai Duc, Quoc Oai and Thach That district to National Highway 1A. This is the longest road in Vietnam.

Previously, the Hanoi People’s Committee proposed naming the street “1000 Years” Avenue. Some disagreed, saying that both “1000 Years” and also the term “avenue” are not appropriate.

The former director of Hanoi Architecture University, Tran Trong Hanh, argued that “avenue” must be a road with houses along both sides, which was not true in this case. He maintained that this is actually a provincial road, linking Hanoi’s centre to Hoa Lac urban area.

Many other delegates claimed that “1000 Years” is not suitable because Hanoi’s streets and roads are all named after places or famous people.

The council also approved new names for Hanoi’s streets and roads. Accordingly, Ha Dong District will have Van La, Van Phu, Lua and Cau Am streets; Cau Giay District with Duy Tan, Do Quang, Vu Pham Ham streets; Hoang Mai district with Dinh Cong Ha, Linh Dam, Nguyen Canh Di, Nguyen Cong Thai, Hong Quang and Nghiem Xuan Yem streets.

Long Bien district will have new streets of Nguyen Van Huong, Ke Tanh, Hoang Nhu Tiep, Ai Mo, Huynh Tan Phat, Ngoc Tri and Gia Thuy; Thanh Xuan, Hoang Mai and Thanh Tri districts to have Nguyen Xien road; Son Tay town with Phu Ha and Trung Son Tram roads and Cong O and Tien Huan streets; Dong Anh district with Dao Cam Moc, Nguyen Thuc, Le Huu Tuu and Nguyen Khe roads.

The council also ratified the names of Thanh Tri and Vinh Tuy Bridges, Hoa Binh Park and Hanoi Museum.

Source: VNN

Source: QDND

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