The project is one of the flagship projects on the contribution to the urban decoration of the city.
The city government instructed the people’s committee of District 1 to cooperate with the civil and industrial engineering construction and investment project management council and the design consulting unit to conduct market situation investigations. and its commercial functioning as well as on the expectations of merchants and residents.
The Construction Department will take the evaluation report on the project implementation and submit it to the Municipal People’s Committee by March 8.
The century-old Ben Thanh Market is the city’s most iconic building and must-see attraction. The market covers an area of nearly 12,900 m2 with more than 1,500 stalls. Visitors can find many kinds of items, such as clothes, shoes, jewelry, special Vietnamese dishes, especially handicrafts and souvenirs. The market is badly damaged. It is not only a regular shopping market like the others but also a historical and cultural site in HCMC. It requires a renewal of management in the form of cooperative or business management.