Boeing helps build school in northern Vietnam

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A primary school built with funds from US aircraft maker Boeing was opened Wednesday in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien by US veterans.


The major aircraft builder invested US$122,500 in the school via the Veterans Fund of the United States. The school comprises a library and three blocks of classrooms including a two-storied building.


Skip Boyce, president of the Southeast Asia office of the Boeing Corporation, led the US veterans of the Vietnam War to attend the opening ceremony.


Local teachers as well as legendary general Vo Nguyen Giap had suggested to the veterans that they contribute funds for a proper school in the area.


At the ceremony, the Veterans Fund of the United States gave 50 scholarships each worth VND500,000 ($26) to good students and those facing difficulties.


The family of Vo Nguyen Giap, the general who led Vietnam's soldiers to victory over French and US invaders, provided the new school with a computer room.


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