New statue of President Ho Chi Minh to be built

Leaders at the 9th Party Congress of Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee’s Executive Board announced on February 20 a statue of President Ho Chi Minh will be built at Ho Chi Minh City Political Administration Center.

Secretary of the Party Committee of Ho Chi Minh City Le Thanh Hai meets participants at the congress.

The winning design for the statue of President Ho Chi Minh was selected from 32 submissions of a design contest launched a few months ago.

The bronze statue will be placed in the square in front of the municipal People’s Committee office towards Nha Rong Wharf, also known as Dragon House Wharf.

"A ceremony for the erection of the statue is scheduled for 2015 marking President Ho Chi Minh's 125th birthday and 40th anniversary of the liberation of the South", said Mr Nguyen Van Dua, vice standing secretary of the HCMC Party Committee.

By Van Anh – Translated by Kim Khanh

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