Work starts on Vietnamese-funded school in Laos

Wednesday, 2017-12-13 03:39:46
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Nguyen Huy Tang, deputy head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations, speaks at the ceremony (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Work began on the construction of a high school, a gift from General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong, in Laos’ Bolykhamxay province on December 13.

Built at cost of VND 30 billion (US$1.32 million), the Sithanaxay school project spans 2,126 square metres. It consists of a fully-functioned four-storey building, which is designed to accommodate eight classrooms, two laboratories, and a convention room.

The school will be transferred to the Lao side in late August 2018, prior to the local 2018 – 2019 new school year.

Speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony, Nguyen Huy Tang, deputy head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations, said the establishment reflects Vietnam - Laos traditional and comprehensive cooperation, as well as their Party and Government leaders’ attention to human resources training in Laos.

He stressed it is a major project in celebration of the Vietnam – Laos and Laos – Vietnam solidarity and friendship year 2017, which marks 55 years of bilateral relations and 40 years of the signing of the countries’ Treaty on Amity and Cooperation.

He asked the project management board under the Office of the Party Central Committee and Company of Economic Cooperation of Vietnam to coordinate to ensure the quality and safety of the project.

Bolykhamxay deputy governor Bounma Bouchaleuan noted that the school will help improve the local high-quality educational infrastructure to meet development demand.