The northwestern mountainous province of Son La on March 18 held a conference to introduce its higher education and studying opportunities in the locality to students from eight northern provinces of Laos.

At the event, which was also attended by the Lao ambassador to Vietnam , representatives of Son La noted that currently, the province has one university, three colleges and three vocational schools with highly qualified teachers and lecturers and modern equipment.

Over the past years, the province, which borders Laos , has helped eight northern Lao localities train personnel in many areas such as teaching, agro-forestry, health care, pharmaceutics and economics.

From 2008 to 2013, the province offered training courses to 371 Lao students, who received scholarships worth up to 2.2 million VND (103 USD) per month and support in accommodation and travel fees.-VNA