Japan gives boost to education in northern Laos

The Japanese government has provided grant assistance for education development in the provinces of Oudomxay, Bokeo, Xieng Khuang and Vientiane. The US$560,000 initiative, through Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects, will expand and reconstruct school buildings at six primary and secondary schools. Grant contracts for GGP projects in education were inked between the Ambassador of Japan to Laos, Mr Takeshi Hikihara, and five directors of Education and Sports Offices, representing the respective provinces and districts, with Deputy Minister of Education and Sports Associate Professor Dr Khamphay Sisavanh in attendance. Under the project, construction will start immediately and is scheduled to be completed within six months.

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