President Truong Tan Sang on April 3 inspected the progress of the Vietnam-Japan University project in the Hoa Lac High-Tech Park in the west of Hanoi.

Covering a total area of 36.6 hectares, the university is being constructed at an estimated cost of 330 million USD, including 200 million USD of ODA from the Japanese Government. Currently, 23 hectares of the project grounds have been cleared.

Launched in 2013, the university is scheduled to be operational by 2019 and be able to welcome 6,000 students.

President Sang stressed the significance of the project, which is expected to help Vietnamese students acquire Japan ’s latest science and technology.

The success of the project will not only contribute to deepening the friendship between Vietnam and Japan , but also mark a bright spot in attracting foreign investment in education and training, he said.

He also asked ministries and authorities of Hanoi to exert more efforts in removing obstacles for investors and contractors to complete the project on schedule.

Currently, the Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park hosts 70 projects totalling 54,198 billion VND. It has given 108 hectares of space to the construction of universities.-VNA