Covering nearly 400 sq.m., the kindergarten has three classrooms for 80 children, along with sufficient teaching and learning facilities. It was built at a cost of more than 800 million Lao Kips (nearly US$100,000).
Nguyen Kim Son, General Director of PV Oil Laos – subsidiary of the PetroVietnam Oil Corporation, thanked the Phongsaly authorities for providing optimal conditions for his firm to show its social responsibility towards rural students in Laos, helping them to benefit from better learning conditions.
He expressed his hope for more favourable conditions for his company to assist Lao people in building public facilities such as schools, clinics and water supply systems.
Thongsi Saosouphom, Deputy Governor of Phongsaly, described the kindergarten as a practical gift, given the fact that his province is located in a remote area with modest living standards and infrastructure.
The school is also an illustration of the two countries’ special solidarity, along with the social responsibility of Vietnamese firms doing business in Laos, he added.