The construction of the New Truc Lam Buddha Temple began in Hau Giang province on October 12.

The temple will have 250 monks and nuns and the head office of Hau Giang's Buddha Sangha of Vietnam.

It will be conveniently located at the Vinh Tuong crossroads for the local people to fulfil their spiritual and religious needs.

The construction of the 210-billion VND (10-million USD) temple, set to be completed by 2015, is being funded by Lien Viet Post Bank and carried out by the Him Lam Construction Company.-VNA