|Ethnic Mông minorities students in the northern mountainous province of Lào Cai. The province will this year try to achieve its target of building 1,219 boarding houses for teachers and 884 rooms for day boarders. – Photo giadinh.net.vn |Viet Nam News
LÀO CAI — Northern mountainous Lào Cai Province will this year strive to achieve its target of building 1,219 boarding houses for teachers and 884 rooms for day boarders, said a senior provincial official.
Total funds of more than VNĐ205 billion (US$9.1 million) will be used for the project, according to Nguyễn Anh Ninh, director of the provincial Department of Education and Training.
At present, 46 per cent of schools in the province meet national norms, making the province rank fifth out of 15 northern mountainous midland provinces. All the schools in the province have well-built classrooms, which essentially meet students’ requirements of studying and playing.
However, the province still faced difficulties in building boarding houses, director Ninh said.
By February this year, 16 boarding rooms for students were completed, reaching a modest 0.06 per cent of the target plan for the 2016-17 school year. Construction work has begun for 75 other boarding rooms for students and 50 boarding houses for teachers, reaching 5.3 per cent of the targeted plan.
Director Ninh said the project’s progress was slow because most of the buildings had not received funds from the provincial budget. Besides this, several districts had not succeeded in convincing locals to donate land for the project. — VNS