The Japanese Government will provide over 120,000 USD in non-refundable aid to build an eight-room boarding house for Dak Ro Nga secondary school in Dak To district, Kon Tum province.

The contract to this effect was signed by Yasuaki Tanizaki, Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam , Yasuaki Tanizaki, and Tran Van Ca, Chairman of the Vietnam Support for the Handicapped Association, which is in charge of realising the construction, in Hanoi on December 17.

The Dak Ro Nga secondary school has 246 students with over half living in the boarding house because of the long distance their homes are from school.

However, the existing boarding house can only lodge 60, not to mention the 12 teachers that also need accommodation.

Dak Ro Nga commune is home to 2,700 people, with 60 percent categorised as poor. The residents predominately farm low-value produce like rice, cassava and corn, and plant trees.-VNA