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May 26, 2010

Vietnam - Breaking Ground on the New HCMC Biotechnology Center

Breaking ground on
HCMC's new biotechnology
center.  Photo courtesy of Kinh
Luamn, Saigon Times Online
On 26 May 2010 the Saigon Times Online reported that ground had been broken on the HCMC Biotechnology Center.  Construction is six years behind schedule.  It covers 23 hectares of land and contruction will cost approximately US$100 million for the first stage.

The HCMC Biotechnology Center will focus on "research and development, training, technology transfer, and manufacturing of bio-products for use in the areas of agriculture, medicine, pharmaceutics and environment." 

The project will be finished in 2014.

For more see: Luanm, Kinh. "City starts work on biotechnology center, The Saigon Times Daily, 26 May 2010.

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