Numerous designs for a new statue of President Ho Chi Minh are on display in Ho Chi Minh City to collect recommendations from the public.

At a showcase on October 27, representatives from the city’s Association of Architects presented the designs for the statue, which will include the square in front of the municipal People’s Committee office and a surrounding area of over 11,000 square metres.

A proposal to move the current statue of President Ho Chi Minh hugging a child to the city’s Children House was also heard at the event.

The designs, which are displayed at the Ho Chi Minh Museum, have received more than 3,000 suggestions and recommendations from visitors since September.

Of the total 32 designs, the three statues which meet all the criteria and receive the most support will be submitted to the city authorities for approval.

A ground-breaking ceremony for the statue is scheduled to be held on President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday, May 19, 2014.-VNA