Taiwanese organizations open $1mln kindergarten in Vietnam

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Taiwanese company Formosa Industries Corporation and the Taiwan Red Cross opened a million-dollar kindergarten in Ho Chi Minh City's suburban district of Cu Chi on Tuesday.

The two-floor Hoa Phu Kindergarten with 12 classrooms cost VND26 billion (around US$1,250,000) to build, is expected to enroll some 400 local children.

Mr Tran Bach Tu, Chief of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Ho Chi Minh City, said the project "can be considered a good example of the cooperation between an enterprise and an NGO, contributing to nurturing talent, which should begin when the kids are at a young age."

Formosa Vice President Rong Jang Huang said, "We understand that each child is a hope for the future of the whole country and a treasure for their parents."

That was why they helped build the kindergarten to contribute to providing good early education for the young children in the area.

Le Hong Son, Director of the Education and Training Department of Ho Chi Minh City, said the sponsors and concerned people and government agencies made great efforts to get this kindergarten built; and he hoped the school teachers would make the best use of the kindergarten to provide good education for the kids.

The school is located in Hoa Phu Commune.

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