EcoparkTownship – one of the eco urban area in northern Hung Yen province, has been chosen the venue for British University Vietnam.
Under the memorandum of understanding (MOU) which was signed on May 12 at the project’s site, British University Vietnam (BUV) shall lease a 5.5 ha portion of land in Ecopark for the purpose of building the campus for the university.
The land will consist of functional areas such as learning and office spaces, as well as sport facilities such as a football pitch, tennis courts and swimming pool.
It is positioned to be the first international university campus in the Hanoi area with British-standard facilities and curricula, offering a modern and innovative environment for studying, researching and teaching. International architects and construction-management services will cooperate on the design and construction of the university campus.
The project is scheduled to be constructed over a period of 18 months and will begin operations at Ecopark within approximately two years.
With the cost estimated at $20 million, BUV will accommodate around 10,000 students eventually.
Also according to MOU, Viet Hung Urban Development & Investment Jsc., (Vihajico) – the investor of Ecopark committed to complete the infrastructure installations such as the water supply and electricity up to the university’s property.
Moreover, Vihajico committed to complete all the construction for the phase one of Ecopark Township by mid-2013. This will include housing and commercial centres, completion of the main construction work of the inter-provincial road between Hanoi and Hung Yen, completion of the 4.2km Hanoi – Hung Yen Road that links the Thanh Tri Bridge to Ecopark by end of 2011, and step-by-step development of the infrastructure for the subsequent construction phases on the south side of the Bac Hung Hai River from 2011.