Star Telecom (Unitel), a joint venture between the Laos-Asia telecom company and Vietnam’s Viettel telecom group, offered financial support to build a school in the Lao central province of Bolikhamsay at a ceremony on July 2.

Chairman of the Bolikhamsay province Kongkeo Xaysongkham, Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Manh Hung, Vietnam Consul General in the central Lao region Nguyen Nam Cuong and overseas Vietnamese nationals living in Bolikhamsay were present at the event.

The two-storey school is built across 250 square meters and includes six classrooms with a total investment of 500 million kip (around 62,000 USD).

Over the past five years, Unitel has actively provided telecom to Lao nationals and offered free internet access for over 600 schools and health stations.

By the end of 2014, the venture had provided an aid package of up to 9.2 million USD to implement social activities in Laos.-VNA