|The Vieng Phu Kha High School, built with funding from the Vietnamese government, was inaugurated in the northern Laos province of Luang Namtha. — VNA/VNS Photo
VIENTIANE (VNS) — A school built with funding from the Vietnamese government, was inaugurated in the northern Laos province of Luang Namtha yesterday after 18 months of construction.
Implemented by the authorities of Vinh Phuc and Luang Namtha provinces, the project has an investment of VND75 billion (US$3.57 million) and is the second one to be funded by Viet Nam's non-refundable aid.
The new Vieng Phu Kha High School, covering more than 1,300sq.m, has a three-storied building with 40 classrooms, a meeting hall, a library and two lounge rooms for the faculty.
The Laos government paid nearly VND9 billion ($428,000) for the site clearance, lighting, water and electricity, as well as the fence around the football pitch.
Deputy Chairman of the Laos – Viet Nam Co-operation Sub-committee Khampheuy Keokinnaly, in his speech, said the project was a symbol of the special friendship and solidarity between the two parties, states and peoples.
Secretary of the Party Committee and Governor of Luang Namtha Province Pheththavone Philavan said the Vietnamese government's gift would be put to its best use in the long term, contributing to educating young generations about the special ties between the two countries. — VNS