Work-based training on Lao-China Railway 70% complete
LAO PDR. The Star (16 November 2022). The Lao Railway Vocational Technical College, which is being built on a 14-hectare site in Vientiane, is now 70 per cent complete and is expected to be finished in 2023.
The college is the first of its kind in Laos and will train future employees on the Laos-China Railway.
Minister of Education and Sports, Associate Prof. Dr Phout Simmalavong, recently visited the site to monitor the progress of construction at the extensive facility, which is located in Phokham village, Xaythany district.
The college is funded by a grant from the Chinese government and is being designed and constructed by China, including training facilities and dormitories. The Chinese government is also funding training courses for Lao students in China.
According to the Technical and Vocational Education Department of the Ministry of Education and Sports, the college will offer six courses and enroll about 990 students when it opens next year.
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