Nhan Dan Online- The Japanese government is providing nearly US$200,000 in non-refundable aid to build two primary schools in Dien Chau district, Nghe An province, and in Tinh Gia district, Thanh Hoa province.
The contract for the two projects was signed on at the Japanese embassy in Hanoi June 14.
According to the agreement, US$99,170 will be granted to the People’s Committee of Dien Tan commune to build a primary school in Dien Tan commune.
Dien Tan commune's primary school is currently divided between two places. It has ten classrooms and pupils go to school in two shifts. The second school was reconstructed in 2006, but the first one was built over 50 years ago. It is now seriously degraded, which affects the safety and health of the pupils. The money will be used to build a new structure with two floors and eight classrooms so the children can study in a safe environment all day long.
The Cac Son commune primary school project will receive a grant of US$99,900.
This school is seriously dilapidated, raising concerns about children’s safety. At present, there are not enough rooms so pupils have to go to school in two shifts.
The People’s Committee of Cac Son commune has plans to build a new school with two floors and eight classrooms, and renovate the old building to eliminate shifts and improve the commune's primary education.
Addressing the signing ceremony, Japanese ambassador Yasuaki Tanizaki said: “I hope these projects funded by the Japanese government will improve primary education in Dien Tan and Cac Son communes, and that the friendship and mutual understanding between Japan and Vietnam will be enhanced.”
Signatories were Ambassador Tanizaki and Chairman of the People’s Committee of Cac Son Commune Le Van Tien and Chairman of the People’s Committee of Dien Tan commune, Luu Duc Hanh.