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PM urges accelerating university project in Hòa Lạc

Update: September, 13/2017 - 10:01
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc delivers speech at working session with Hà Nội officials and the management board of the Vietnam National University-Hanoi yesterday. – Photo

HÀ NỘI – Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has urged the acceleration of land clearance for the construction of the Vietnam National University-Hanoi, which is at the core of a planned university town in Hòa Lạc area, in Hà Nội’s suburban Thạch Thất District. 

At a working session with Hà Nội officials and the management board of the university yesterday, the PM reiterated the Government’s resolve to build the town. 

Under the approved project, the Vietnam National University-Hanoi campus in Hòa Lạc, 30km to the west of Hà Nội, will cover 1,000 ha, housing eight member schools, five research institutes, 10 research training centres and other facilities. It will provide work and accommodation space for around 63,500 students and 6,550 staff members. 

The project was started in 2003 but has been stalled due to problems in land clearance and capital arrangement. 

The PM stressed that the Government would support the university in the hope that it would be the locomotive for tertiary education in the country.  

He listened to and gave opinions on the university’s proposals on adjusting the detailed construction planning and building of a specific financial mechanism for its operation. 

The Vietnam National University-Hanoi, ranked 139th in Asia last year, currently has 29,397 undergraduate and 7,729 postgraduate students. It is now Viet Nam’s largest university.– VNS

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