UN agency funds schools for Dak Lak ethnic minority residents

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Wednesday provided US$150,000 for the construction of three schools for ethnic minority children in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak, Vietnam News Agency reported.

The funds will be spent on a primary school in Buon Ho Town, a kindergarten in Cu M'gar District and another kindergarten in Krong Nang District.

The funds will cover 30-50 percent of the total costs of the three schools. The remaining money will come from the provincial government's budget.

The Dak Lak Province People's Committee pledged to put the schools into operation before the commencement of the 2012-2013 school year.

The UNHCR has so far provided the province with more than US$400,000 to build eight schools five of which have been put into operation for its ethnic minority communities.

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