A new primary school for overseas Vietnamese children was officially opened in Cambodia’s capital city of Phnom Penh on August 30, on the occasion of the 64 th anniversary of Vietnam’s National Day (September 2) and the August Revolution.

The Khmer-Vietnam Tan Tien school- a three-storey building with more than 10 classrooms- is located on an area of 1,200 sq. m in Mienchay district, Phnom Penh .

The finance for the school construction is provided by the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese, the Ho Chi Minh City Fatherland Front Committee and several overseas Vietnamese benefactors.

Addressing the ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Ngo Anh Dung said he highly appreciates the efforts that the Vietnamese community in the country has made in the recent past.

The new, well-equipped and modern school will improve the primary educational atmosphere for children of overseas Vietnamese people and help to create a new generation of Vietnamese youth in Cambodia who are well educated and hopefully will act as positive catalysts to the further development of the Vietnam-Cambodia traditional friendship relations, Dung added.

The school with a 20-member staff will provide training to over 400 pupils who live in the capital city of Phnom Penh .

On the occasion, the Vietnamese Embassy in Cambodia, the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese, the Fatherland Front Committees of Ho Chi Minh city and neighbouring provinces of Long An, Dong Nai and An Giang together with many sponsors, Vietnamese and foreign alike, collected hundreds of millions of Vietnam dong and presented 1,000 sets of textbooks, 4,000 notebooks, computers, music teaching instrument to the new school./.