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Groundbreaking ceremony held for Pha Oh Temple school drinking water facility

A groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a drinking water facility at a school in Pha Oh Temple, Luang Prabang was held on Jan 31.

The project will make clean drinking water available to about 500 students of the school, teachers and many villagers living close to the school.

Chair of Luang Prabang Buddhist Fellowship Office Most Venerable Onkeo Sitthivong, and Luang Prabang Vice Governor Bounleuam Manivong presided over the ceremony.

Monks from Pha Oh Temple, and Vice President of the Lao Front for National Development Chanpheng Southivong also graced the occasion. Representatives of Luang Prabang provincial authorities were also present. 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 December 10, 2021 at the premises of the Lao Front for National Development, Vientiane.

Luang Prabang Vice Governor Bounleuam Manivong 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.

Source: Lao News Agency

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