|Primary students at Hiếu Tử C primary school in Trà Vinh Province’s Tiểu Cần District. BASF Vietnam began construction of two new classrooms and a playground at the school’s Ô Trao satellite site on April 19. Photo courtesy of the company|
TRÀ VINH — A school building project at Hiếu Tử C primary school in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Trà Vinh began on Wednesday, benefiting more than 100 students at the school.
Two new classrooms and a playground will be built to provide teachers and students with a better educational facility at the school’s Ô Trao satellite site in Tiểu Cần District, a remote rural area with a large population of Khmer ethnic people.
Ô Trao satellite site, one of three satellite sites of the school, was built in 2009 and currently suffers from poor safety and hygiene conditions.
The project will cost of VNĐ1.64 billion (US$70,000), with German chemical company BASF and other co-sponsors providing funds worth VNĐ940 million and the remaining VNĐ700 million sourced from the State budget.
Facilitated by the Saigon Children’s Charity CIO, the construction will be completed by the fourth quarter of this year.
Erick Contreras, managing director of BASF Vietnam, said, “At BASF, we support the UN’s sustainable development goal of providing quality education to the community. Therefore, offering the next generation the best start in life with safer and more comfortable facilities is one of our social engagement priorities in Việt Nam. It is even more meaningful when we drive this long-term programme with our key customers and business partners to jointly support the country’s future talents.”
It is the seventh school renovation project that BASF has implemented in Việt Nam. —VNS