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Lao Cai (VNA) – The northern mountainous province of Lao Cai will put into use 344 works with 864 classrooms before August 30 to serve the new school year, said Director of the provincial Department of Education and Training Nguyen Anh Ninh.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, the province will inaugurate a total of 417 semi-boarding works with 1,895 classrooms and five toilets built at a combined cost of over 205 billion VND (9 million USD).

At the fourth meeting of the provincial People’s Council (15th tenure), Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Dang Xuan Phong asked relevant units to complete construction of these projects before August 31.

At present, construction on 58 works with 246 classrooms is underway while two semi-boarding houses with 25 rooms and seven houses for teachers have yet to be kicked off. Several other projects have yet to be deployed due to difficulties regarding site clearance.

Up to 46 percent of schools in Lao Cai have met national standards, placing the province at fifth position among 15 northern mountainous and midland provinces while all local educational establishments have solid classrooms.-VNA