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Inauguration of primary school building in Nakeng Village, Chompet District, Luang Prabang Province

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Embassy of India
Vientiane

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Inauguration of primary school building in Nakeng Village, Chompet District, Luang Prabang Province

A ceremony to inaugurate a primary school building in Nakeng Village, Chompet District, Luang Prabang Province was held on 30 September 2022 in the presence of Ambassador of India Mr. Dinkar Asthana and Vice Governor of Chomphet District, Luang pranbang province Mr Somsak Silivong. Representatives of Luang Prabang provincial authorities were also present.  The school infrastructure constructed in the remote Nakeng Village will  facilitate primary education in this mountainous village and provide a conducive learning environment. During the ceremony, note books and comics narrating stories from Indian history, mythology, folklore and literature were also distributed to the school children.

2. The project has been financed through a grant assistance of about US$ 50,000 under 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 give impetus to the existing good bilateral relations between our two countries.

3. India has taken up 11 Quick Impact Projects in Laos in the areas of health, education, drinking water facility, agriculture, across seven provinces of Laos at the grassroot level. Out of these, four projects have been completed and remaining seven projects are at an advanced stage of implementation.

4. India’s development cooperation portfolio in Lao PDR stretches across a broad spectrum—capacity building through the Indian Technical and Economic (ITEC) Programme and long-term scholarships for higher studies, projects under lines of credit or soft loans, joint Lao-India centres for Entrepreneurship development and English language training as well as heritage conservation projects, including restoration of a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Vat Phou, by experts from the Archaeological Survey of India deputed under the ITEC Programme. 

5. Mr. Vanthong Phaengsavath, Deputy Director of Department of Education and Sports in his remarks thanked the Government of India for providing assistance for the implementation of the project. During the ceremony, students and villagers also presented a few cultural performances.

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