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The History of the names of Hanoi’s streets

by VTV420 August 2019 Last updated at 10:19 AM

VTV.vn - Before the success of the August Revolution in 1945, it's believed that the first mayor of Hanoi, Trần Văn Lai, renamed most of the streets in Hanoi.

His policies changed the face of Hanoi and restored the historical values of the capital. On the occasion of the 74th anniversary of the August Revolution, we take a look back on what he contributed to Hanoi in our following report.

After the victory of the August Revolution in 1945, President Ho Chi Minh proclaimed the Declaration of Independence that gave birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in Ba Đình Square, which was also named by Trần Văn Lai. His contributions prove that he had great vision as an urban planner and that he laid the foundation for many reforms in the modern age.

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