The Rotary Club of Nagoya-North (Rotary International District 2760) of Aichi Prefecture of Japan has co-funded the building of necessary facilities for Thongkang Primary School, a remote community of Hin Heub district, Vientiane Province.
Worth over 158 million kip, the facilities include water supply and hand washing facilities.
A handover ceremony for the newly built water supply and hand washing facilities took place at the school last Thursday, Dec 8 in the presence of Japanese Ambassador to Laos Takeshi Hikihara, Hin Heub district governor Oudong Vongsavath, local authorities and people.
A ground breaking ceremony for the first ever kindergarten of the community also took place on the same day. The kindergarten is expected to be built with a pledged funding of US$ 5,000 from the Rotary International District 2760 and contributions from local residents.
Last Friday also witnessed the presentation of fruit saplings and educational equipment and sport gears by members of the Rotary Club of Nagoya-North to local people, and teachers and students of the school.
Today I am very honored for being invited by the Rotary Club in Aichi Prefecture, Japan to take part in this handover ceremony for this community water supply facility and the ground breaking ceremony for the kindergarten of Phonkang village. Since 2010, Rotary Club of Aichi Prefecture has provided funding for the building of a number of wells, toilets, and upgrading community water supply facilities in Laos, said Japanese Ambassador Takeshi Hikihara.
The ambassador appreciated the Rotary Club members for their dedication to developing basic infrastructure for rural and remote communities in Laos and encouraged them to continue to provide assistance to Lao communities.
Phonkan is a remote village of Hin Heub district, Vientiane Province. It houses 79 households/130 families. The village is dominated by Kmu, sharing 75% of the population, and Lao loum, sharing 25%.
Source: Lao News Agency