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Future look of surroundings of Ho Chi Minh City’s iconic Ben Thanh Market

Future look of surroundings of Ho Chi Minh City’s iconic Ben Thanh Market

Sunday, June 02, 2024, 18:03 GMT+7
Future look of surroundings of Ho Chi Minh City’s iconic Ben Thanh Market
An artist’s impression of Ben Thanh Market and its surroundings after being revamped

A nearly-46,000-square-meter area surrounding the iconic Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City will get a VND157-billion (US$6.2 million) makeover, with more green spaces, and restored structures and statues being the highlights.

The Standing Board of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee has approved a plan to revamp the landscape surrounding the market.

The District 1 administration was tasked with mapping out a detailed plan to revitalize the area.

The transformation project is set to be completed by April 30 next year.

A bird’s-eye view of Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Phuong Nhi / Tuoi Tre

A bird’s-eye view of Ben Thanh Market in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Phuong Nhi / Tuoi Tre

The current surrounding area of Ben Thanh Market will undergo a transformation to make it more attractive to locals and tourists. Photo: Phuong Nhi / Tuoi Tre

The current surrounding area of Ben Thanh Market will undergo a transformation to make it more attractive to locals and tourists. Photo: Phuong Nhi / Tuoi Tre

In the past, the area in front of Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City housed a roundabout. Photo: Phuong Nhi / Tuoi Tre

In the past, the area in front of Ben Thanh Market housed a roundabout. Photo: Phuong Nhi / Tuoi Tre

The renovation will feature a public square in front of the iconic market, serving as a focal point and connecting Pham Hong Thai and Ham Nghi Streets.

Le Loi Boulevard, recognized as a commercial thoroughfare, will include several areas designated for pedestrians.

The renovation project will include a square, roads, sidewalks, and other supporting components.

To enhance the appeal of the surroundings of Ben Thanh Market, four areas will undergo a captivating transformation.

The first area covering some 23,320 square meters is encircled by Phan Boi Chau, Phan Chu Trinh, and Le Thanh Ton Streets, as well as the square in front of the market.

The second area, covering 2,475 square meters, will be situated in front of the headquarters of Saigon Railway Transport JSC. The third area, spanning 8,210 square meters, has been designated in front of the Ben Thanh Quadrangle project.

The final area spanning 11,830 square meters is designed to be situated near September 23 Park.

The revitalization project of Ben Thanh Market’s surroundings prioritizes green spaces

The revitalization of Ben Thanh Market’s surroundings prioritizes green spaces.

The Tran Nguyen Han and Quoc Thi Trang statues will be replaced in front of the iconic Ben Thanh Market

The Tran Nguyen Han and Quach Thi Trang statues will be placed in front of the iconic Ben Thanh Market

An artist’s impression of a revamped square before Ben Thanh Market

An artist’s impression of a revamped square before Ben Thanh Market

A green carpet is one of the highlights of a renovation project of the surroundings of Ben Thanh Market

A green carpet is one of the highlights of a renovation project of the surroundings of Ben Thanh Market.

A map details Ben Thanh Market (painted red) and its surroundings

A map details Ben Thanh Market (painted red) and its surroundings.

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