|A perspective of the first national science complex. The construction of the VND171-billion complex started on July 20. — Photo vov.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — Binh Dinh Province's People's Committee launched the construction of a science complex in Quy Nhon City, on Monday morning.
The 3.8ha complex is located inside the precinct of the International Centre for Interdisciplinary Science and Education in Ghenh Rang Ward
With an investment capital of VND171 billion (US$7.84 million) from the State budget, the first national science complex comprises a planetarium, a science museum and an astronomical observatory. The construction is due to be completed by 2017.
The complex will be a circular building that will be in complete harmony with the area's natural landscape and space.
Speaking at a press conference held in Quy Nhon City on Friday to announce the groundbreaking ceremony, Chairman of the provincial People's Committee Ho Quoc Dung said, "The complex will not only serve scientific purposes, but also be a particular tourist attraction of the province."
"The science complex is one way of popularising science and nurturing people's love for science, particularly the young generation," Dung said.
On this occasion, the Meet Viet Nam Organisation, chaired by Vietnamese-French Professor Tran Thanh Van, will organise five international conferences on physics and open classes on astrophysics, particle physics and field (physics). — VNS