The committee for General Vo Nguyen Giap's national funeral yesterday (Oct 9) outlined the schedule for delegations to pay their last respects at the National Funeral Hall this Saturday.
The hall will open between 7:30-9am for mourners, with representatives expected to follow from the Party Central Committee, the National Assembly Standing Committee, the Government, the Viet Nam Fatherland Front Central Committee, the Central Military Commission and General Giap's relatives, as well as current and former high-ranking Party and State leaders.
Delegations of foreign leaders, the Ha Noi municipal Party Committee, Ha Noi People's Council, Ha Noi People's Committee, Ha Noi Fatherland Front Committee, the ministries of Defence and Public Security, international organisations and diplomatic corps, plus the Viet Nam War Veterans' Association will also take turns to pay tribute to General Giap before midday.
From 12-2pm, delegates from cities and provinces will say farewells, with ministries, central agencies and branches following suit from 2-3pm.
Additional parties and individuals will get the chance to honour the General from 3-9pm.
Mourners can also hold vigils for the General at the provincial People's Committee headquarters in General Giap's home province of Quang Binh and the Reunification Palace in HCM City at the same time as those in Ha Noi.
An information desk has been set up at 51B, Phan Dinh Phung Street, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi, to provide funeral-related information.