Vietnam’s first municipal-level media centre inaugurated in HCM City

The Ho Chi Minh City Media Centre was inaugurated at building No.255 Tran Hung Dao, Co Giang ward, District 1, on May 5 which is the first municipal-level media centre in Vietnam.

At the inauguration ceremony for the media centre. (Photo: VGP)
At the inauguration ceremony for the media centre. (Photo: VGP)

With an investment of VND34.5 billion (US$1.48 million), the centre will serve as a place for information sharing and connection between city leaders, and authorised agencies, and the press as well as providing services related to media activities.

The centre was established under the decision of the municipal People’s Committee issued on March 18, 2019, and was completed after more than a month of installation.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony, Nguyen Thien Nhan, Politburo member and Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee, said that the centre was implemented in a quick manner, expressing the determination of city leaders in offering the best development conditions for the press.

"The media centre will be the place where the administration provides information to the people in the timeliest manner. This is also a place where the administration has the opportunity to listen to people's opinions and feedback through the press," Nguyen Thien Nhan said.

In its first phase, from 2019-2020, the centre includes five functional areas with a total area of approximately 1,600m2. It has two press conference rooms for up to 100 people, a VIP meeting room, simultaneous interpreter booths, a reporters’ working area with hi-speed Internet connection, and others.

Deputy Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Information and Communications, Tu Luong, was appointed as Director of the Media Centre.