HCM Metropolis (VNA) – Two rusty big and eight small
crosses on the Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral within the southern metropolis of Ho Chi Minh Metropolis will likely be despatched
to Belgium for restoration.
The 2 massive crosses, 127 years previous and weighing 600 kg every,
have been introduced down from the bell towers, and could be despatched for restoration.
The restoration of the crosses is a part of ongoing
renovation work that started in 2017 at a price of 140 billion VND (5.9 million
It was anticipated to be accomplished this yr, however has
been delayed till 2027 as a result of COVID-19 pandemic and the truth that
supplies need to be imported from abroad.
The Notre Dame Cathedral was inbuilt 1877, with a
modified Roman architectural fashion blended with Gothic structure. Since its
inauguration in 1880 till 2017, this 140-year-old construction had not undergone any renovation./.