Construction on the Vietnam News Agency (VNA)’s Television Centre was started at No. 33 Le Thanh Tong Street, Hanoi on June 17.

The ellipse-shaped building has a total investment of nearly 250 billion VND (12 million USD) with nine floors and two basements. It will be the headquarters of the VNA’s television channel VNews.

Addressing the event, Deputy General Director of Vietnam News Agency (VNA) Nguyen Hoai Duong highlighted the project will be equipped with hi-tech engineering infrastructure and a centralized information processing system, meeting the demand for rapid information processing from many sources and advanced multi-media broadcasting technology.

Founded in 2010, VNews has asserted its position as a specialized television channel, broadcasting official information of the Party and State.

The channel updates news in a continuous, timely and accurate manner on domestic, regional and world events. It is listed by the Ministry of Information and Communication as one of the key TV channels performing political and communication tasks of Vietnam.

The project is scheduled to be completed in 2017.-VNA