Prime Minister urges accelerating university project in Hoa Lac

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has urged accelerating land clearance for the construction of the Vietnam National University-Hanoi, which is at the core of a planned university town in Hoa Lac area, Hanoi’s suburban Thach That district. 

At a working session with Hanoi officials and the management of the university on September 12, the PM reiterated the Government’s resolve to build the town. 

Under the approved project, the Vietnam National University-Hanoi campus in Hoa Lac, 30km to the west of Hanoi, will cover 1,000 ha, housing 8 member schools, five research institutes, 10 research training centres and other facilities. It will provide working 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 will support the university in the hope that it will 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 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 Vietnam’s largest university.

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