A project on sanitation in schools funded by the Japanese LIXIL Corporation has benefitted around 40,000 primary students.

LIXIL Corporation and the East Meets West (EMW) handed over new restrooms with sinks at the Tien Du Primary School, Tien Du commune, Phu Ninh district, northern Phu Tho province on March 25.

Three other schools in Phu Tho province and the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap have also benefited from the 10 million JPY (83,700 USD) project.

School hygiene education was also provided at 90 primary schools across the country to increase awareness of the importance of safe water among children and promote the adoption of healthy hygiene behaviours.

President of LIXIL Vietnam Ito Shinji said it is one of the community-oriented projects run by the firm to support disadvantaged children and families.

Schools targeted by the programme are located in impoverished areas where students lack access to basic sanitation facilities. The project has facilitated better hygiene conditions and reduced their vulnerability to communicable diseases, added an EMW representative.

The LIXIL Corporation and the EMW are scheduled to present another upgraded restroom to a primary school in Dong Thap province on March 26.-VNA