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HCMC wants to restore historic Ba Son Shipyard

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – HCMC has proposed restoring the historic Ba Son Shipyard, with an estimated investment of some VND230 billion.

The HCMC’s People Committee has sent an urgent official document to the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism, seeking an appraisal for the project to restore the Ba Son Shipyard, which includes a large dry dock and historical site with associated relics in District 1, HCMC.

The project will cover an area of nearly 6,000 square meters, without compensation for ground clearance. The total expense is estimated at some VND230 billion.

The project aims to revamp the shipbuilding complex and colonial buildings for the purpose of turning the area into a nationally-recognized historical site.

As for the current site, it is now a remnant of a large dry dock with a compound of associated relics, which cannot meet the current standards to become a national relic.

After the work is completed, it will serve as a monument to commemorate President Ton Duc Thang, meeting the need for research and study of Vietnam’s history.

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