The construction of a 160-metre TV tower was started in the northern province of Nam Dinh on July 14.

It is designed to serve about 8 million viewers in surrounding areas, once being operational from later this year.

The new tower of the national Vietnam Television network is built at a cost of 21.6 billion VND (1.03 million USD) at the site of the old one, which collapsed during a storm in 2012.

Nam Dinh is located at the heart of the south of the Red River Delta and considered as a key area for extending broadcast range of terrestrial television, which is part of the Government’s plan to digitise this kind of transmission.-VNA