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Around 1,500 people visit City Hall

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – After two open days, the 110-plus-year-old City Hall, where the HCMC People’s Committee is headquartered, received 51 groups comprising almost 1,500 domestic and foreign individuals.

As part of the program to mark Vietnam’s Reunification Day, City Hall was opened for public viewing for the first time on April 29 and 30.

The program received favorable feedback from locals and foreigners, who were welcomed to visit part of the building.

On April 30 alone, there were 27 groups with over 800 locals and foreigners.

On the same day, Phan Van Mai, chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee, was present at the building to greet and meet visitors.

Chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee Phan Van Mai guestures as he talks with visitors – PHOTO: HCMC PEOPLE’S COMMITTEE

Lieutenant-colonel Nguyen Van Thanh, 96, and his family also came to City Hall. He said such open days should be arranged annually.

Lieutenant-colonel Nguyen Van Thanh, 96, and his family visit the 110-plus-year-old City Hall – PHOTO: HCMC PEOPLE’S COMMITTEE

The visitors received a thank-you letter from the organizers, plus a QR Code for downloading souvenir photographs and further information about the building.

The building at 86 Le Thanh Ton Street in District 1 started construction in 1889 and was completed in 1909, using French architect Femand Gardes’ design.

It was recognized as an architectural relic site by the Ministry of Culture and Sports in 2020.

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