At the inauguration ceremony for the An Hai primary and secondary schools in Ly Son island district (Photo: VNA)

Quang Ngai (VNA) - 
Two primary and secondary schools, funded by the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV), were put into use in Ly Son island district, the central province of Quang Ngai on May 30.

Built at the total cost of 10 billion VND (440,000 USD), the construction of the An Hai primary and secondary schools began in July 2017. Each school has six classrooms.

According to Nguyen Thanh Phuoc, Director of BIDV’s branch in Quang Ngai, the inauguration of the schools aims to help local people ease their difficulties.

Meanwhile, Chairman of the Ly Son island district People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh hoped that with new education facilities, students in the district will try to have good academic performance.

He wished that the bank and other benefactors will continue support for the island to build more social welfare facilities in order to improve local living quality.

From 2011, BIDV’s branch in Quang Ngai has carried out various social security programmes in the locality. It has splashed out 50 billion VND (2.2 million USD) on national target programmes like education and health care assistance and building houses for impoverished people.

Ly Son island, the homeland of the Hoang Sa Flotilla, has received the bank’s financial support of nearly 22 billion VND (968,000 USD).-VNA