A ground breaking ceremony to build a boarding school for ethnic students was held on July 8 in Thuan Mang commune in Ngan Son district of the northern mountainous province of Bac Kan.

The school, funded by the National Fund for Vietnamese Children (NFVC), will include constructing 10 dorms and a number of support facilities for about 70 students.

The boarding school, built at a cost of 2.3 billion VND (105,000 USD), is expected to be completed before the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year.

Thuan Mang is one of the poorest communes in Ngan Son with 100 percent of its population belonging to ethnic minority groups.

128 students have registered for the 2014-2015 school year, 66 of who are from remote areas and face accommodation difficulties.-VNA