The Ho Chi Minh Trail, or Truong Son Trail, has been recognised as a special national site. The ceremony in Thua Thien-Hue was held on May 15 On December 24, 2018, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc signed the decision to give special national site status to the Ho Chi Minh Trail sections which run through Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Nam, Kon Tum, Nghe An, Gia Lai and Binh Phuoc provinces. During the run of the mobile Truong Son-The Legendary Trail Festival, which was held in turn at eight provinces where the trail runs through to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Ho Chi Minh Trail from May 10 to 15, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Thua Thien-Hue Province People’s Committee have held an official granting ceremony to those provinces. The ceremony in Thua Thien-Hue was held on the last day, May 15. The trail was established on May 19, 1959, to supply of weapons, goods, food, and military equipment from the North to the South during the American War. The trail played an important role in the war to reunite and liberate the country. From 1959 to 1975, the trail was expanded and connected Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos with 20,000km of roads, 600km of waterways, 1,400km of petroleum pipelines and a 1,500km communication line.