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Statues In Front Of Bến Thành Market To Be Permanently Removed

As the Trần Nguyên Hãn an Quách Thị Trang statues that sit in front of Bến Thành Market continue their slow deterioration, the HCMC People’s Committee has agreed to remove, repair and relocate the pieces, reports VTV.

Over the past year, reports of decay, particularly on the Trần Nguyên Hãn statue, which pays homage to the 15th century general, have raised alarm among officials.

Last August, the statue’s right leg fell off and experts explained that when it was erected prior to 1975, poor quality materials were used.

In addition to being removed due to their poor quality, there have long been plans in the works for relocation in order to accommodate the new metro station (whenever that happens….).

It’s unclear exactly when the removal will take place or if there are plans to put replace the statues with anything in the interim.

[VTV // Photo via Đăng Đăng]

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