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Ceremony for new Cambodian school

Update: February, 04/2012 - 09:16

HA NOI — The General Association of Vietnamese Cambodians (GAVC) on Thursday began a project to build a school for overseas Vietnamese children in Cambodia's Pray Veng Province.

Funded by US$115,000 from Dong Thap People's Committee the building will have an area of 1,530 sq.m which is expected to be completed in four months.

This is the second school for overseas Vietnamese children built in Cambodia, with the other located in the capital Phnom Penh.

About 600 Vietnamese children living in Pray Veng are pursuing Vietnamese language classes in different locations in Cambodia.

The school construction project is part of efforts to help Vietnamese Cambodians maintain their mother tongue, traditions and customs, and to promote solidarity within the Vietnamese community. — VNS

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