United States Ambassador to the Lao PDR Daniel A. Clune handed over a new secondary school in Khammouane Province to Vice-Governor of Khammouane Province, Mr. Khamsy Outhivong during a ceremony on February 18, 2016. The $639,070 U.S.-funded project includes a new building with eight classrooms, two teacher rooms, and a dormitory at Phonsaath Complete Secondary School in Mahaxay District. It also includes furniture, a new toilet, and installation of electrical and plumbing systems to help accommodate the growing student population.
Speaking about the school, the Ambassador Clune stated, “Education is key to the social and economic development of every country and we are proud to be working in partnership with the government of the Lao PDR to help provide better educational facilities for students throughout the country.”
Ambassador Clune presented this school building and dormitory to the people of Khammouane Province on behalf of the American people as a sign of the expanding relationship between the two nations. The United States government has provided humanitarian assistance projects in rural areas of Laos for over eighteen years, including schools, medical clinics, irrigation systems and clean water supply systems. On February 19, the Ambassador traveled Bolikhamxay Province where he handed over a new $456,635 U.S.-funded lower secondary school in Pakxan District. These schools are just two of several humanitarian assistance projects completed over the last year. |Lao version| (PDF 189 KB)