On October 23, 2014 the U.S. Embassy Management section collaborated with the Public Affairs Section to organize a book donation event at the Faculty of Engineering library.
Than Sean Buckley administrative officer and Khammanh Phetkhounphone IRC Director, U.S. Embassy Vientiane handed over 600 books to the Faculty of Engineering library, valued at about $8000. These books were received by Dr. Boualinh Soysouvanh, Dean of the faculty, along with other members of the faculty, librarians, and students.
The books will be used at the library for students to practice English. Dr. Boualinh Soysouvanh thanked the U.S. Embassy for supporting the University’s library, with this book donation as well as a $2, 500 grant from the Embassy’s Public Affairs Section, which was used to buy books and bookshelves earlier this year. Dr. Boualinh Soysouvanh also commented that next year, as Laos enters the AEC, Lao students will need to improve their English language skills in reading, writing and speaking.