Authorities in Hai Phong City, northern Vietnam have initiated the construction of a new political-administrative center worth more than VND2,513 billion (US$107 million).
The municipal People’s Committee on Saturday organized the groundbreaking of the city's political-administrative center and a traffic and technical infrastructure system in the North Cam River new urban area in Thuy Nguyen District.
This is a key project of Hai Phong, marking a milestone in the construction and development of the city, Nguyen Van Tung, chairman of the municipal administration, said at the ceremony.
The North Cam River urban area in general and the new administrative-political center of Hai Phong will be a modern, dynamic, and prosperous area and a symbol of the city’s development and expansion in the new era.
|The groundbreaking of the new political-administrative center of Hai Phong City, Vietnam, January 7, 2022. Photo: Tien Thang / Tuoi Tre|
It will also contribute to Hai Phong’s goal to become a leading city in Vietnam in terms of industrialization and modernization, as well as the driving force for the development of the northern region and the whole country, Tung elaborated.
The project will have modern systems of traffic, water supply and drainage, energy, urban lighting, and communications.
Upon completion, it will be the headquarters of all Party and government agencies, the fatherland front, and the city's socio-political organizations (except for the armed forces).
The central component will have 14 blocks, each having three to 15 stories, yards, parking lots, internal roads, gardens, landscapes, and ventilation systems, among others.
|The Ton Duc Thang Street - Mang Nuoc Street - National Highway No. 5 Intersection in Hai Phong City upon completion|
The total investment capital is more than VND2,513 billion, funded by the city budget.
The construction is expected to be complete in 2025.
On the same day, authorities in Hai Phong also organized the groundbreaking of the intersection of Ton Duc Thang Street - Mang Nuoc Street - National Highway No. 5, which costs over VND688 billion ($29 million).
This intersection, expected to be put into operation in July 2024, will reduce congestion in the area, especially during rush hours.