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Hanoi (VNA) – The Hanoi Department of Education and Training is planning to build an additional 350 schools meeting national standards between 2016 and 2020.

This aims to raise the respective proportion of national-standard kindergartens and high schools to 65 percent and 70 percent from the current levels of 38.1 percent and 44 percent.

The department has suggested the municipal People’s Committee and relevant agencies particularly support disadvantaged communes in Phu Xuyen, Ba Vi, My Duc, Ung Hoa, Quoc Oai, Thach That, and Chuong My districts.

Providing more land to build schools in the capital’s inner districts such as Hoan Kiem, Ba Dinh, Hai Ba Trung, Dong Da, and Hoang Mai is also essential to realise the target.

Hanoi had 537 national standard schools in the 2011-2015 period, making up 44.8 percent of the city’s total schools.

Long Bien and Bac Tu Liem districts, in particular, had over 80 percent of schools meeting national standards.-VNA