The National Steering Committee overseeing Hanoi's 1,000th anniversary celebrations has announced that the upgrade of the Hanoi Museum was officially completed last month.
The museum is one of 18 key works earmarked for the landmark event that will be celebrated this October.
Other projects in this list include: reorganizing works of the Thanh Long Imperial City; a new, 85-ton bronze statue of the legendary hero Thanh Giong who defeated invaders during the reign of the sixth Hung King nearly 4,000 years ago, statues of national independence heroes Ho Chi Minh and Ton Duc Thang at the Thong Nhat Park, the Hoa Binh Park, the "Thousand years of culture" bookcase, the ceramic road project, the restoration of Thang Long Tu Tran (ancient temples in the south, north, east and west of Hanoi, and the conservation and restoration of the Co Loa relic.
The committee has also announced that the main event to celebrate 1,000 years of Thang Long - Hanoi will be held at the My Dinh Stadium on the evening of October 10, 2010.
The scriptwriter for the event at the stadium, Nguyen Khac Phuc, said the program will feature the performances of monumental epics starting from
the pre-Thang Long period to the present, highlighting the history of building and defending the capital city. The event will also spotlight the city's beauty, magnificence, and peace-loving nature, he said.