Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — After three months of being shut for annual restoration, Hồ Chí Minh Mausoleum will be reopened for the public tomorrow.
The regular restoration has been made in line with procedures, Major General Nguyễn Văn Cương, head of the mausoleum’s management board, reported to Prime Minister, Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, during his visit to the mausoleum on Sunday.
According to Cương, the body of President Hồ Chí Minh has been kept in the best condition, while the surrounding scenery and infrastructure have been improved to offer a better welcome to both domestic and international visitors. At the same time, the security and order at the mausoleum have also been ensured in the past three months.
With previous annual restorations lasting some two months, this year’s restoration has taken one month longer as the project includes many important categories.
Phúc highly appreciated the efforts of the mausoleum’s management board, as well as their dedication to serve visitors, who have kept growing by 12 per cent, as compared to the previous year.
He encouraged them to continue to fulfill next year’s missions, particularly in strengthening the cooperation with relevant agencies in researching and applying science and technology in preserving the body of President Hồ Chí Minh in the best condition.
The Prime Minister also suggested the opening of a tour, which will connect Hồ Chí Minh Mausoleum to surrounding landmarks such as the Imperial Citadel of Thăng Long, Hà Nội Flag Tower, Hồ Chí Minh Museum and K9 Relic Area.
The Hồ Chí Minh Mausoleum is an important landmark of the capital city and stands integrated to the political and social history of Việt Nam. President Hồ Chí Minh was embalmed after passing away on September 2, 1969. The granite mausoleum, modelled after Lenin’s tomb in Moscow, was built from 1973 to 1975 with materials donated by people from all over the country. It was opened to the public on August 29, 1975. — VNS