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Groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a drinking water facility at a school in Pha Oh Temple, Luang Prabang Province

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Embassy of India

Vientiane

Press Release

Groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a drinking water facility at the school in Pha Oh Temple, Luang Prabang Province

A groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a drinking water facility at a school in Pha Oh Temple, Luang Prabang province was held on 31 January 2022. The project will make clean drinking water available to about 500 students of the school, teachers and many villagers living close to the school. Most Venerable Onkeo Sitthivong, Chair of Luang Prabang Buddhist Fellowship Office, and Mr. Bounleuam MANIVONG, Vice Governor, Luang Prabang province presided over the ceremony. Monks from Pha Oh Temple, and H.E. Dr. Chanpheng SOUTHIVONG, Vice President, Lao Front for National Development, also graced the occasion. Representatives of Luang Prabang provincial authorities were also present.

2. The project is supported through the Government of India’s Quick Impact Project (QIP) scheme under Mekong-Ganga Cooperation. QIP are projects with short gestation periods that directly benefit local communities, with results that are immediate and visible, which contribute significantly to economic and social development and improvement of public welfare and most importantly and give impetus to the existing good bilateral relations between our two countries. The Memorandum of Understanding [MoU] for this Quick Impact Project (QIP), with grant assistance of US $ 50,000 from the Government of India, took place on 10 December 2021, at the premises of Lao Front for National Development, Vientiane.

3. H.E. Mr. Bounleuam MANIVONG, Vice Governor, Luang Prabang Province thanked the Government of India for providing assistance for the implementation of the project. During the ceremony, Buddhist monks prayed for the successful completion of the project.

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