Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City is set to be renovated
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A plan to restore the renowned Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City is being finalized and will be in the coming weeks.
A spokesman from the city's project management board for civil and industrial building works said that the agency is working on a plan to renovate District 1's Ben Thanh Market. In late February, the entire proposal will be presented to the city People's Committee for approval.
According to a , the inside of the market has due to damp flooring and a corroded iron ceiling, as well as the electricity system not providing sufficient fire protection.
Among other things, the management board will recommend specific measures to restore the market floor,.
The renovation focuses on the market's interior rather than its external design.
The project will most likely be
Ben Thanh Market was constructed on a 13,000 square meter site between 1912 and 1914.
The last time Ben Thanh Market was repaired was in 1985.
The market, along with its , is regarded as one of Ho Chi Minh City's trademarks and a popular tourist attraction.
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