Source: Vientiane Times
The government of Vietnam has provided more than 29 billion kip (VND 50 billion) to Laos for the construction of Phanxam Secondary School in Xamneua district, Huaphan province.
A groundbreaking ceremony took place last week to start construction of the school, which will consist of a three-storey building with six classrooms, six teachers’ offices, three laboratories, two computer rooms, a meeting room, and 30 toilets. A sports field will also be provided. Construction is expected to be completed within 18 months.
The Governor of Huaphan province, Mr. Vanxay Phaengsoumma, thanked the Vietnamese government for funding the construction of the school, saying children in the Xamneua district would benefit from an improved learning environment and educational opportunities.
In previous years the government of Vietnam has provided grants for the construction of schools in other provinces, including a secondary school in the Bounneua district, Phongsaly province.
The Vietnamese government provided a grant of more than 49 billion kip (VNĐ120 billion) to build the school, to mark the 55th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Laos and the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Laos-Vietnam Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation.
The Vietnamese government also gave a grant of 9 billion kip (US$1 million) to build a secondary school in Dakcheung district, Xekong province, last year.
The two-storey school has six classrooms, four laboratories, two computer rooms, a teachers’ office, a library, a meeting room, and two warehouses as well as toilets and other facilities.
Vietnam also provided a grant of VNĐ30 billion (US$1.32 million) for the construction of a secondary school in Pakxan district, Borikhamxay province, to mark Laos-Vietnam Friendship Year.
This school will be built next to the existing 30-year-old Sithanaxay Secondary School on a site measuring 2,126 square meters. The four-storey building will have eight classrooms, two laboratories, and a meeting room.
Vietnam also gave a grant of 85 billion kip (US$5 million) for the construction of Songmeuang Secondary School in Nongbok district, Khammuan province.
The school comprises a building for teachers, an office, four classroom blocks, a laboratory, a canteen, three two-storey student dormitories, a club, and a sports field.
Construction was completed in November last year and the new facilities are benefiting hundreds of young people.
The school offers high-quality learning and teaching facilities to improve learning outcomes and support human resource development.