A groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday, March 23, for the Quang Nam provincial museum in Tam Ky Town.
The central province's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism is investing over VND65 billion (US$3.11 million) in the project that is expected to be completed by the end of 2014.
The three-storey building, with a total construction area of 22,000 square meters, will house thousands of artifacts from different cultures and periods, including the Sa Huynh Culture, Chu Dau and Hai Duong pottery from shipwrecks in Cham Islet, Cham antiques, as well as objects collected during war times.
The artifacts have been kept in a warehouse at 107B Phan Boi Chau Street, Tam Ky Town, for several years. The museum project has delayed for 10 years or so due to financial constraints.
The provincial People's Committee had approved funding of VND 15 billion to build the museum some years ago, but the money hadn't been disbursed.