In the spring of the Year of the Tiger (1698), Lord Nguyen sent the governor of the Citadel to Nguyen Huu Canh to enter the Southern capital, set up the administrative system, “establishing Saigon as Tan Binh district” with the meaning of building a new land. peace, stability and development.
With the advantages of geography, as a transport hub, and an important strategic location, Saigon soon became the administrative, economic, cultural and social center of the southern region and the whole country. From 1698 to 1976, the land of Saigon has undergone many name changes, until July 2, 1976, the National Assembly of Vietnam unanimously decided to rename the city Saigon – Gia Dinh to City. Ho Chi Minh. More than 320 years of establishment and development, 45 years of official honor and honor to bear the name of President Ho Chi Minh, the city has always been constantly developing, becoming a special city, a livable, civilized city, now a city worth living. modernity, love, all for the sake of rich people, strong country, democracy, justice and civilization.