Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc examines the restoration of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum on December 

Hanoi (VNA) – The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi is scheduled to be reopened for the public on December 6 after three months of repair.

The regular restoration, from September 5 to December 5, was made in line with procedure, Major General Nguyen Van Cuong, head of the mausoleum’s management board, reported to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on December 5.

The body of President Ho Chi Minh has been kept at the best condition while operations of the equipment system at the mausoleum have been ensured.

During the restoration, the management board ensured the security and order at the areas of the mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square and the nearby monument to heroic martyrs. It also worked well with other forces to serve delegations of National Assembly deputies during the parliament’s second session and foreign leaders visiting the mausoleum, Cuong said.

PM Phuc highlighted the special importance of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the protection of the late leader’s body. 

He asked the management board to coordinate with relevant agencies to ensure the absolute safety for the mausoleum, be ready under all circumstances, and serve visitors at its best.

The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is an important landmark of the capital city and stands integrated to the political and social history of Vietnam. 

Ho Chi Minh was embalmed after passing away on September 2, 1969. 

The granite mausoleum, modelled after Lenin's tomb in Moscow, was built in from 1973 to 1975 with materials donated by people from all over the country. It was opened to the public on August 29, 1975.-VNA