On-going tower block construction damages HCM City Fine Arts Museum

Authorities in HCM City have called for the restoration of the HCM City Fine Arts Museum which is being badly affected by the on-going The Spirit of Saigon Tower construction project.

On-going tower block construction damages HCM City Fine Arts Museum

HCM City Fine Arts Museum

The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism had submitted a report to the HCM City People's Committee and other agencies about the damage at HCM City Fine Arts Museum caused by the construction activities of The Spirit of Saigon Project.

Three rooms of the museum and a guard room have cracks while the ground which is adjacent to Le Thi Hong Gam Street subsided and there are cracks on the titles. The fence also tilts outwards, threatening passers-by.

The investor, Saigon Glory Company, was asked to deal with the damage to the fence, gate and the ground of the museum by October 8.

HCM City People's Committee asked the investor to work with an authorized agency to test and evaluate the cracks and subsidence at the damaged rooms in order to fix them by November 19. After the restoration is completed, the Department of Construction will report back by November 26.

The Spirit of Saigon is a VND12trn (USD521m) 8,600 square-metre double-tower project with 214 high-end apartment units for sale.

It is located near many famous landmarks such as the Bitexco Tower and Ben Thanh Market as well as the HCM City Fine Arts Museum.
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