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New Vietnam National Assembly House before G hour

Wed, 08 Oct 2014. Last updated Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:52

After four years of construction, new Vietnam National Assembly House is finishing the last steps. It is expected to finish on Oct 20. The parliament building is constructed on the ground of old National Assembly building in Ba Dinh.

The work of Vietnam National Assembly House is constructed in the political center - Ba Dinh (Hanoi) with modern facilities, 5 floors, and 2 basements on a total area of 60 thousand meters. From the outside, the hall is designed in square architectural shape. Inside the House of Parliament, the main meeting hall has a circular structure, and it is lifted by a bearing columns system. The National Assembly Hall is built on the ground of old Ba Binh National Assembly Hall, next to the historical site of Thang Long Royal Citadel. The position has a special and meaningful significance in the constant national historical progress of the highest powerful Vietnam administration.

The work was broken the ground in September 2009. Up until now, the National Assembly Hall, tunnel from the hall to campus of Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Headquarters, and Bac Son Street and Doc Lap Street improvement are basically completed to put into operation on the 8th Session of National Assembly course XIII. In addition to the House of Parliament, the project also has other important items such as underground parking area of 3-basement scale, with the occupation of over 500 cars on a square of 17 thousand m2 area. The tunnel connecting the House of Parliament and the campus of Ministry of Foreign Affairs is 60 meter long. There are also two separate lanes for pedestrians and cars. So far, after 4 years of construction, the National Assembly Hall has been completed and will be put to use in the 8th Session of the National Assembly XIII, opening on October 20, 2014.


Modern equipment in the main meeting hall


From Hung Vuong Street, the National Assembly Hall is the head office of Vietnam government with the largest scale since the reunification. The work is facilitated with high technology, modern technique, and complicated construction. From Bac Son Street, The House of Parliament has a square designed outer, and spherical core inside. The work has over 80 meeting rooms of both large and small scales. The total length of power line system is 1,600km. The building uses modern equipment imported from overseas. The main meeting room has a spherical ground which is supported by super-column system. The outer of these columns is tiled by imported stones. During the construction, the project regularly received attention and guidance of the State's leaders. Recently, on October 3, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung visited and checked the work. The Prime Minister highly appreciated the involvement of officers, branches, and other participants in the construction. Mr. Trinh Dinh Dung, Minister of Construction reported to Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung about the process of implementing the project. He said each section of the House of Parliament would be assigned to Office of National Assembly. The work will definitely put into operation on the 8th Session of National Assembly course XIII on October 20, 2014.


Main Meeting Hall in the National Assembly House


After the meeting session, participants investing in the construction will continue finishing the work. The work is expected to finish before Tet holiday. The transitional space between the spherical main meeting room and functional areas of the Houses of Parliament is spacious. The bearing column system of the Vietnam National Assembly Hall is tested its bearing capacity of balcony floor in the meeting hall, and bearing roof structure. The main meeting hall of the National Assembly House has a round ground including 2 floors. The seats of delegates are arranged in arc shape toward the central table of the Presidium. Seamless ceiling lights of the Parliament House will be installed crystal chandeliers weighing up to 6 tons. Meeting Hall of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly is installed with modern electronic devices. The room will be put into operation earliest in the Standing Committee of the National Assembly. The construction of this National Assembly House is seen as one of the most outstanding buildings serving for the Vietnam politics in particular and other sectors in Vietnam in general.

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