The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho will invest 60 billion VND (2.82 million USD) to build more kindergartens and primary schools by the end of this year to ease the overload situation in some localities, a municipal leader has said.

Le Hung Dung, Chairman of Can Tho People’s Committee said at a meeting on May 7 that most of the new facilities will be built in Ninh Kieu and Binh Thuy districts that have faced a shortage in schools.

Currently, Ninh Kieu has only six kindergartens and 22 primary schools, while Binh Thuy has three and 14, respectively, the city’s Department of Education and Training reported.

The building of schools is part of a project on upgrading urban infrastructure for Can Tho City which uses capital sourced by the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA).

Under the project, construction is underway on three primary schools which will be ready to welcome students by August.

Also thanks to the project, roads in 245 city alleys have been upgraded, while clean water has been supply to nearly 43,000 households. Several canals in the city are being cleaned.

The Can Tho project is a component of a scheme to develop the Mekong Delta region in the 2012-2017 period at a cost of 292 million USD./.