New lights beautify Ho Chi Minh City Post Office

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The HCMC Post Office with its new lighting system. PHOTOS COURTESY OF TUOI TRE

In collaboration with municipal managers from France's city of Lyon, HCMC on Sunday inaugurated a new lighting system at the city's historic post office.

The light system, designed by the Public Lighting Department of Lyon City, is part of activities to mark the 40th year of the diplomatic ties between Vietnam and France as well to France Year in Vietnam, which kicked off in early April.

Costing VND4 billion (US$189,720) and partially sponspored by Lyon authorities, the work aims to promote the heritage value of the 120-year-old post office, a major French-style architectural work in the city which has long been a well-known tourist attraction site.

With extensive experience in the field of artistic lighting, light experts from Lyon have brought a system which can produce lights in different colors and arrays throughout the night.

The city of Lyon so far has collaborated with HCMC in some other light projects, including the Ho Chi Minh Museum Nha Rong (Dragon House) Wharf in 1997, the HCMC People's Committee Head office in 2004 and the HCMC Opera House in 2008.

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