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HCM City (VNA) – The HCM City People’s Committee has approved a project to build a new children’s cultural centre in District 5.

The centre will be located at 651 Tran Hung Dao Street, replacing the current Lao Dong A-B Theatre. The theatre, built in the 1940s, is in disrepair.

The municipal authorities hope the new building will be a new entertainment area for local children and residents, and will improve their social and cultural life.

The centre will include a 250-seat theatre, a 130-seat hall and two cinemas with a total of 480 seats, covering an area of 516 square metres.

It will cost 164 billion VND (7.2 million USD) and be built according to the Build – Operate – Transfer (BOT) model.

The construction is expected to begin later this year.-VNA