The HCM City People’s Committee has approved a project to build a new children’s cultural centre in District 5. — Photo thanhdoan.hochiminhcity.gov.vn
HCM CITY – The HCM City People’s Committee has approved a project to build a new children’s cultural centre in District 5.
The centre will be located at 651 Trần Hưng Đạo Street, replacing the current Lao Động A-B Theatre. The theatre, built in the 1940s, is in disrepair .
City authorities hope the new building will be a new entertainment area for local children and residents, and will improve their social and cultural life.
The centre will include a 250-seat theatre, a 130-seat hall and two cinemas with a total of 480 seats, covering an area of 516 square metres.
It will cost VNĐ164 billion (US$7.2 million) and be built according to the Build – Operate – Transfer (BOT) model.
The construction is expected to begin later this year.— VNS