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Increased funding for Binh Dinh space science complex

Update: July, 02/2015 - 19:32
Perspective photo of the Binh Dinh space science complex. — Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — The prime minister has approved an increase in State funding for a space science complex in the central coastal province of Binh Dinh, to cost over VND171.1 billion (US$8.1 million).

Of the total amount, VND160 billion ($7.6 million) will now be sourced from the State budget, which is VND60 billion ($2.85 million) higher than the original estimate.

The Ministry of Planning and Investment and the Ministry of Finance will be responsible for ensuring the efficient use of the sum in accordance with the Law on Public Investment.

Built on Quy Hoa beach in Quy Nhon city, the complex will comprise a planetarium, a science museum and an observatory as approved by the provincial authorities on December 30, 2014.

Milou Architects from France has been selected as the consultant and designer of the planetarium.

Along with the International Centre of Interdisciplinary Science Education (ICISE), also located in Quy Nhon city, the new project will help turn Binh Dinh into a venue for Vietnamese and international scientists. — VNS

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