Delegates push buttons to kick off the construction of the new national exhibition and fair centre. (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The construction of a new national exhibition and fair centre began in Hanoi’s Dong Anh district on October 8.

The centre, which replaces the Giang Vo exhibition and fair centre in the downtown district of Ba Dinh, is expected to be the largest of its kind in Asia.

Covering over 90ha in Co Loa, Mai Lam and Dong Hoi communes, it will include inside and outside exhibition areas, a trade promotion centre, a conference centre and other support areas.

Its construction is scheduled to complete in the fourth quarter of 2018.

As one of the 10 key projects in the capital region planning, the centre will act as a driving force for the development of provinces north of the Red River.-VNA