Sai Gon Giai Phong laid the foundation stone for the newspaper’s representative office in Ha Noi yesterday.
|At the ground-breaking ceremony (Photo: SGGP)|
The new building at 58-60 Le Van Huu Street, Hai Ba Trung District will have seven floors and a basement and should take eight months to finish. The project has a budget of US$602,000.
Thuc Trang Anh Design Co. did the design, the Hochiminh Museum Construction Joint Stock Company is doing the construction, and Apave Vietnam and Southeast Asia Corp. are the project managers.
Addressing the assembled guests, SGGP editor-in-chief Duong Trong Dat said the Ha Noi branch, like the branches in Can Tho, Da Nang, Thai Nguyen and Quang Ninh, was part of his newspaper’s plan to enhance its position throughout the country.
“The aim is to establish Sai Gon Giai Phong as a Party press group in order to better and more effectively carry out its political and other duties as entrusted to us by the Party and the Government,” he said.
Mr. Dat thanked the relevant agencies of the Party, Government, Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Noi for creating “good conditions for the newspaper to implement its projects”.
He said that, in response to the authorities and readers’ confidence, SGGP’s reporters and other staff would do their utmost to improve the newspaper.
Yesterday’s guests at the ground-breaking ceremony included members of the Central Committee and the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee, Chairman Nguyen Quoc Trieu of the Ha Noi People’s Committee, and the chief deputy of HCMC’s National Assembly delegation, Tran Hoang Tham.