Da Nang receives Lao students to stay in homes

Monday, 07/11/2022 15:45
Six districts in Da Nang City received nearly 100 Lao students from Da Nang University to live and study in local residents’ homes, in order to help them have the opportunity to improve their Vietnamese language skills and learn about Vietnamese customs, habits and life.
A Lao student Da Li Van warmly welcomed by Mrs. Ngo Thi Huong's family in Thach Thang Ward, Hai Chau District (Photo: NDO) 

On November 5, the Da Nang City Union of Friendship Organizations and the City Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association, the Da Nang University and the Lao Consulate General jointly held the launching ceremony to receive Lao students for homestays in Da Nang city.

Speaking at the ceremony, Standing Deputy Chairman of the Da Nang City People’s Committee Ho Ky Minh, Chairman of the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association in Da Nang City, affirmed that the year 2022 marks especially important events in diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Laos, the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations and the 45th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation between Vietnam and Laos.

Souphanh HadaoHeung, Lao Consul General to Da Nang, emphasized that the Lao Party, Government and people are always deeply aware that Vietnam is the closest and most reliable friend. “Therefore, the Lao Party, Government and people always feel secure and confident when choosing Vietnam for their students, especially in Da Nang City,” he said.

Since 2002, the University of Danang has received more than 1,000 Lao students. Up to now, many people have, after graduation, become key officials and good employees in all state agencies from central to local levels, and many have run successful enterprises.

Over the past years, Da Nang has spent tens of billions of VND on scholarships for Lao students; signed 35 documents of agreement and memorandum of understanding with 7 localities of Laos, including the capital Vientiane, Xaynhaburi province, and 5 south-central Laos provinces of Savannakhet, Champasak, Sekong, Salavan and Attapeu.

Currently, there are 279 Lao students receiving scholarships from the City People's Committee, while the city has sent Vietnamese language teachers to teach Lao students; supported cultivation and animal husbandry; and assisted the planning for local socio-economic development, with a total cost of nearly VND776 billion, contributing to the socio-economic development of Laotian localities./.

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