HCMC to implement 11 cultural projects this year

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Eleven cultural projects will be carried out in Ho Chi Minh City this year, according to the city's Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism at a conference on February 17.

Accordingly, the projects include repair work at HCMC Museum of Fine Arts, the expansion of the Ho Chi Minh Museum, restoration work at the tomb and temple of Phan Chau Trinh (18721926), a famous early 20th century Vietnamese nationalist.

In addition, the city will also plan to build a center for cai luong (traditional Vietnamese opera) performance at the Hung Dao Traditional Theater in District 1, renovate the Nhan Dan (People) Theater, and the mausoleum of Nguyen Dynasty General Le Van Duyet (1764 1832) in Binh Thanh District, the War Remnants Museum in District 3, and repair and beautify the Opera House.

The city will also kick off an anti-flooding project at the warehouse of the Museum of History, renovate the College of Culture and Arts, and relocate a circus theater from September 23 Park in District 1 to Gia Dinh Park in Phu Nhuan District, and restore Giac Vien Pagoda in District 11.

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