Hanoi Party Committee Secretary and Politburo member, Pham Quang Nghi, on December 11 visited Luangprabang University of Politics and Administration, a gift Hanoi presented to Laos.

The event was also attended by Luangprabang Party Committee Secretary Khampheng Saysompheng.

The university was built at a cost of 2 million USD, funded by Hanoi’s official development assistance (ODA). According to the Rector of the university, the institution has provided regular training for more than 220 officials, and in-service training for another 300 officials from Luangprabang and seven northern Lao provinces.

Nghi highly applauded the university’s operation, which trains high quality personnel that serves the national construction and development of Laos. It is also evidence of the efficient use of ODA, he added.

He confirmed that Hanoi will continue to do its utmost to support the university, thus boosting the friendship between the two countries.

On the occasion, the delegation offered the university 20 computers.-VNA