Delegates cut ribbon to inaugurate four Vietnamese-funded works (Source: nhandan.com.vn)

Vientiane (VNA) – Vietnamese-funded projects have contributed to Laos’ socio-economic development and human resources improvement in particular, Lao Deputy Minister of Education and Sports Boualien Silipanya has affirmed.

The Deputy Minister made the confirmation at a ceremony in Vientiane on December 18 to hand over four works using the Vietnamese Government’s non-refundable aid to the Lao side.

He expressed his gratitude for the support from the Vietnamese Party, Government and Ministry of Education and Training (MoET), stressing that Laos considers the four projects valuable gifts for the country’s educational development.

Speaking at the event, Director of the Project Management Board under the MoET Tran Thanh Khiet said that the four projects were part of an agreement on cooperation between the two Governments for 2016-2020, and another collaboration deal between the two ministries.

They include a project worth more than 40 billion VND (1.7 million USD) to repair lodging for foreign students at the Laos National University, the second phase of the Laos-Vietnam Friendship High School project worth 20.5 billion VND, a Vietnamese-language Faculty project at Suphanuvong University and another Vietnamese-language Faculty at Champasak University with combined capital of 50.8 billion VND.-VNA