The Central Highlands province of Dak Nong has ramped up its school infrastructure at a cost of over 163 billion VND (7.6 million USD) sourced from the State budget to gear up for the new school year.

Over 100 billion VND (4.7 million USD) went to the construction of 201 new classrooms and 115 clean water facilities while the remaining was spent on buying textbooks and learning tools for students in poor, ethnic minority and border areas.

During this school year, the province aims to provide preschool services for all five-year-old children while building accommodations for teachers in remote and needy areas.

It will also invest in much-needed facilities for foreign languages education and boarding schools.

The locality now has 360 schools at all levels, ranging from pre-school to high school, which expect to enroll 150,600 students in the 2014-15 academic year, a rise of 1,765 from the previous year, of whom 33.37 percent hail from ethnic minority areas.-VNA