Today: 20/05/2022 16:59:18 (GMT+7)

New Hanoi campus to be diplomatic emblem in Vietnam: US embassy

The new embassy represents a significant milestone in the U.S. diplomatic relationship with Vietnam, according to the U.S. Embassy.

The new campus would ensure the U.S. diplomacy platform in Hanoi is "positioned to support and be a symbol of cooperation, friendship, and progress," said the embassy.

New Hanoi campus, diplomatic emblem, Vietnam, US embassy, significant milestone, diplomatic relationship

The design of the new U.S. Embassy campus in Hanoi.

The U.S. Embassy in Vietnam on Wednesday signed an agreement with the Hanoi Department of Natural Resources and Environment to lease a land lot to build a new campus in the presence of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung and Hanoi Chairman Chu Ngoc Anh.

The signing ceremony took place while Harris paid an official visit to Vietnam as the first sitting U.S. vice president ever to have officially visited the country.

Vietnam and the U.S. reached an agreement on the current new embassy site in 2019.

Earlier this year, the Hanoi government granted approval for the U.S. to lease the site, issuing a land lease decision for 99 years for the campus to go up on a 3.2-hectare (8-acre) lot.

The design of the campus, costing $1.2 billion and located in Hanoi’s Cau Giay District, is inspired by Ha Long Bay, a top global tourist destination in northern Vietnam. It is further inspired by the agricultural traditions of farming and rice production, as seen in the landforms from Vietnam’s Mekong and Red River delta regions and the site’s own history as a rice paddy during the early 2000s.

The embassy said the project would "portray the forward-looking, reflective, and transparent approach to U.S. diplomacy" while its design "would become a concrete symbol of the important relationship between the U.S. and Vietnam."

The new campus would "demonstrate leadership in environmental sustainability and climate resilience" as a healthy and energy-efficient interior will be ensured by using sustainable materials that feature recycled content, low embodied carbon, and low volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), a U.S. government agency that directs the worldwide overseas building program for the Department of State and the department itself will guarantee the project to meet high environmental and sustainability standards.

The OBO is responsible for overseeing site selection, design, construction, move-in, and facilities management of the campus while EYP Architecture & Engineering based in Washington, D.C. is the architect, working with a diverse team of experts to provide the latest in design and engineering methods.

A major goal of the design team is to incorporate both U.S. and Vietnamese design elements, including works by American, Vietnamese, and Vietnamese-American artists.

With site selection and planning completed, a ground-breaking ceremony will take place "at an appropriate time in the future," said the embassy.

US Vice President: Vietnam trip signals next chapter of bilateral relationship
US Vice President Kamala Harris said her trip to Vietnam "signals the beginning of the next chapter" in the relationship between the two countries, at a press conference on June 26 at the end of her three-day visit to the Southeast Asian nation.
Over 800,000 Pfizer doses gifted by US arrive in Vietnam
Of more than one million Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine doses the U.S. pledged to Vietnam, 533,520 have arrived in HCMC and 269,100 in Hanoi.
Vietnamese tennis ace to play US Open qualifiers
Thai Son Kwiatkowski will compete in the men's single qualifiers of U.S. Open 2021.
Vietnam - US comprehensive partnership
Vietnam and the US have enjoyed thriving relations since they established the diplomatic ties in 1995.
US Vice President begins Vietnam visit
US Vice President Kamala Harris arrived in Hanoi on August 24 night, beginning her visit to Vietnam from August 24-26 at the invitation of Vice President Vo Thi Anh Xuan.

Source: VnExpress

New Hanoi campus, diplomatic emblem, Vietnam, US embassy, significant milestone, diplomatic relationship
New comment has just been added. Click here
Sort:NewBest News