Hoa Lac Park Sets to Be National Hi-tech Center

The Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park located in western Hanoi will be developed into a national centre for hi-tech research, development and application, according to the park’s master plan which had got the Prime Minister’s nod.

An artist's impression of Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park

Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Nguyen Van Lang, said the park will feature all infrastructure facilities and services areas of a modern scientific and technological city.

High technologies to be developed in the park include IT, telecommunications, electronics, biodiversity, mechanical electronics, machinery manufacturing, new materials and fuels, said Lang, who is also Head of the Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park Management Board.

According to the master plan, the 1,586-ha Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park will house 10 functional areas which engage in software, research and application, industry and hi-technology, education and training, a headquarters, hi-end services, apartments-offices, recreational and sports centre.

A waste water treatment plant capable of processing 6,000 cu.m a day is currently under construction at the park, which will also have another plant with a capacity of treating 8,000 cu.m of waste water a day in the future.

The park is predicted to accommodate around 143,5000 people by 2015 and 229,000 people by 2020.

The Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park Management Board has to date granted investment licenses to 28 projects with a total registered capital of US$587 million.

Source: VNA

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