IT application in public administration services at Le Chan District in Hai Phong Province. (Photo: haiphong.gov.vn)

Hai Phong (VNA) – The northern port city of Hai Phong will build a municipal administrative and political centre in Thuy Nguyen district, the Hai Phong City People's Committee said.

As per the plan, the centre will be located on an area of 324ha, spread across the Tan Duong, Duong Quan, and Hoa Dong communes of Thuy Nguyen district and Minh Khai ward of Hong Bang district.

The 10,000-billion VND (446.2 million USD) project will include office buildings, the Hoang Van Thu bridge and the main transport system.

The state budget will provide 6,855 billion VND, while the rest of the funds will come from the city's budget and other sources.

The three-stage project will begin this year and is expected to become operational in 2020.

The municipal authority has carried out the survey of the construction area, set up plans for ground clearance, compensation and resettlement of the affected local people, and has selected the investors.

The new administrative and political centre project is part of the master plan to expand the city to the north by the year 2025.

The plan was approved by the Prime Minister in 2009.

The new centre will replace the current centre in Hai Phong.-VNA