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Phnom Penh (VNA) – A ground-breaking ceremony for a school in Banlung commune of Ratanakiri province, 600km northeast of Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh was held by the overseas Vietnamese community in the province on September 27.

Addressing the event, Phan Van Ninh, Chairman of the overseas Vietnamese community in Ratanakiri said the province is home to more than 500 Vietnamese households, with over 1,100 residents.

However, there have been only four classes of first to fourth grade in the locality, for about 50 Vietnamese students, who study both Vietnam and Cambodia’s curricula.

The overseas Vietnamese community in Ratanakiri province has mobilised financial aid from various sources to build the school. The construction is expected to be completed before the second semester of the 2017-2018 school year.-VNA