Work starts on new building of Hanoi University of Science hinh anh 1The ceremony starting the construction of a new building of the Hanoi University of Science in Hoa Lac urban area (Photo: Vietnam National University, Hanoi)

Hanoi (VNA) – Construction of the first building serving teaching and research activities of the Hanoi University of Science (HUS) under the Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU) started on March 7 in Hoa Lac urban area.

The building, named HT1, is located in Zone 4 of the HUS construction project, is part of another project on building new VNU headquarters in Hoa Lac.

The HT1 construction is the first activity that the VNU has deployed since the university took over the VNU building project in Hoa Lac from the Ministry of Construction in January 2018.

The five-storey building, dedicated to the Faculty of Mathematics, Mechanics and Informatics, has a total ground area of 14,330 sq.m. It is built at a total cost of 113.9 billion VND (5 million USD) and scheduled to be finished in 2019.

The HUS construction project, approved by the Construction Ministry in December 2014, is set to serve the training of 12,800 university students and 2,000 high school students. It covers 65.1ha of land and has total investment capital of 3.1 trillion VND (136.5 million USD). It consists of nine zones, from Zone 1 to Zone 9, divided according to their functions.

VNU Rector Nguyen Kim Son said the VNU is also making preparations to start the building of other facilities this year such as those of the University of Engineering and Technology, the International School, and the Tran Nhan Tong Institute.

Covering more than 1,000ha of land, the VNU project in Hoa Lac comprises 21 sub-projects and is designed as a high-quality university city. Some facilities of the project have been put into use.-VNA