Construction of a modern archive that will cost VNĐ490 billion (US$2.2 million) in the first phase began in HCM City’s Bình Tân District on Sunday. — Photo baohaiquan.vn
HCM CITY — Construction of a modern archive that will cost VNĐ490 billion (US$2.2 million) in the first phase began in HCM City’s Bình Tân District on Sunday.
Lê Hoài Trung, deputy director of the city Department of Home Affairs, said two main buildings would be built, one of 18 floors with 20,639 square metres for the archive and the other measuring 8,487 square metres for public purposes.
The centre would house all kinds of documents related to the administration and science and engineering and film negatives, he said.
To apprise international friends of the city’s policies, culture, and history, the archive will employ encryption technology to make the documents available on the internet, he said.
Many cultural activities, exhibitions, and others would also be held at the centre in future, he said.
Lê Thanh Liêm, deputy chairman of the city People’s Committee, attended the groundbreaking for the archive and urged the Department of Home Affairs to co-ordinate with relevant agencies to ensure the first phase is completed by 2018. — VNS