Can Tho University broke ground October 10 for eight five-story dormitories capable of housing nearly 5,000 students once they are built by the end of 2010.
The project. which will cost VND243 billion (US$13.5 million), is expected meet 39 percent of students’ housing demand, easing the pressure on housing in the city.
On the same day the Lam Dong Province People’s Committee also began construction of a hostel for students from the province studying at the Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City.
The hostel, built in the university’s hostel campus in Thu Duc District, will consist of 60 rooms capable of housing 480 students.
It is estimated to cost more than VND20 billion and also be completed in 2010.