|Foreign visitors at the War Remnants Museum, which is one of the most popular attractions in HCM City. — VNS Photo Bồ Xuân Hiệp|
HCM CITY — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the War Remnants Museum in HCM City on April 10 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create an exhibition highlighting efforts to overcome the consequences of war.
The MoU was signed by USAID Country Director in Việt Nam Aler Grubbs and Director of the museum Trần Xuân Thảo on the occasion of a working visit to Việt Nam by a US Congressmen delegation led by Senator Jeff Merkley.
The exhibition will be the first concrete result of a Letter of Intent agreed upon in 2021 between USAID and Việt Nam’s Office of the Standing Board for the National Steering Committee on Overcoming the Post-War Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) and Toxic Chemical Consequences in Việt Nam (Office 701).
Under the MoU, the USAID will assist the museum in building a modern exhibition space that meets international standards, with convenient access for visitors.
The exhibition will feature mine clearance, environmental remediation, and support for people with disabilities.
The exhibition is scheduled to be opened by 2025 on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the normalisation of Việt Nam-US diplomatic relations and the 50th anniversary of the end of the war and the founding of the museum.
Speaking at the event, Senator Merkley vowed to strive for joint cooperation in programmes to support people with disabilities, particularly children affected by the war, defusing unexploded ordnance and cleaning up dioxin-contaminated areas.
Founded in 1975, the War Remnants Museum is a unit under the HCM City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
A member of the World Council of Museums, it is a museum for thematic research, collection, storage, preservation, and display of materials, photographs and artefacts of the evidence of wartime consequences faced by Việt Nam.
It is home to more than 20,000 documents, exhibits and films, of which more than 1,500 items have been on display at eight exhibitions.
With nearly one million domestic and international visitors per year, the museum is Việt Nam’s most visited museum.
The museum, located at 28 Võ Văn Tần Street, District 3, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city.
Tickets cost VNĐ40,000 for adults and VNĐ20,000 for children aged between six and 16, and free for children under six. — VNS
|The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the War Remnants Museum in HCM City on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create an exhibition highlighting joint efforts to overcome the consequences of war. — VNA/VNS Photo|