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April, 04 2014 08:37:00

President Sang backs joint university project

President Truong Tan Sang yesterday asked municipal authorities as well as concerned central government agencies to remove obstacles for investors and contractors of the Viet Nam-Japan University during a visit to inspect progress made in building the university.

HA NOI (VNS) — President Truong Tan Sang yesterday asked municipal authorities as well as concerned central government agencies to remove obstacles for investors and contractors of the Viet Nam-Japan University during a visit to inspect progress made in building the university.

Covering a total area of 36.6ha in the Hoa Lac High-Tech Park to the west of Ha Noi, the university is being constructed at an estimated cost of US$330 million, including $200 million in ODA from the Japanese Government.

Currently, 23ha of the project area have been cleared, the President was told.

Work on the university began in 2013 and it is expected to open in 2019 with the capacity to accommodate 6,000 students.

President Sang stressed the significance of the project, which he said would help Vietnamese students learn about the latest scientific and technological developments in Japan.

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

He asked ministries and capital city authorities to exert more efforts in removing obstacles for the project's investors and contractors so that it can be completed on schedule.

Currently, the Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park hosts 70 projects with a combined capital of VND5.4 trillion ($253 million). It has earmarked 1,586ha for the construction of universities. — VNS

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