Spacious New Classrooms Supported by PP23 Handed Over to Phu Yen
US Ambassador to Vietnam Marc Knapper recently cut the ribbon to inaugurate three classrooms at Hoa Dinh Tay elementary school, the south central province of Phu Yen, funded by the PP23.
Three classrooms have a total area of about 107m2, done by 29 members from the construction team of PP23 team in 47 consecutive days from the beginning of July 2023 to present.
The members of the delegation also made the courtyard, the concrete road leading to the classroom to make the way to school safer.
|US Ambassador to Vietnam Marc Knapper at the ribbon cutting ceremony. Photo: US Embassy in Hanoi|
According to Ambassador Knapper, the new classrooms are a prime example of the bilateral relations that the United States and Vietnam have cultivated over the past 28 years. The classrooms have been built, functional and sustainable, but it is the teachers and students who bring the real purpose and meaning to this building.
"The new classrooms will contribute to improving learning opportunities for the children of Phu Hoa district, so that they can confidently build the future of Vietnam. At the same time, it emphasizes the common belief that a successful future lies in the prepare the next generation to tackle the challenges it will face - whether at the local, national or global level," said Knapper.
The same day, on August 18, the Pacific Partnership 2023 (PP23) wrapped up in Tuy Hoa city.
Speaking at the event, Ambassador Knapper said the PP23 is clear evidence of the members’ commitment to security cooperation and people-to-people diplomacy, demonstrating the shared interests of the involved parties in regional stability and security through activities aimed at enhancing disaster response capabilities and providing humanitarian support when necessary.
This is prominently manifested as engineers, doctors and experts work closely with the Vietnamese partners to contribute to improving the local lives in Phu Yen.
|Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Dao My hands over the symbol of Nghinh Phong Tower to US Ambassador to Vietnam Marc Knapper. Photo: Phong Nha/tptuyhoa.phuyen.gov.vn|
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the bilateral comprehensive partnership, the US will do its utmost to enhance bilateral ties in the humanitarian field. Over the past 18 years, the program has translated leaders' commitments into numerous specific activities, striving for a safer and more secure future for the people, he said.
Dao My, vice chairman of the Phu Yen People's Committee, said that the doctors of the PP23 delegation had made great efforts and determination to perform free surgeries for the people; sharing knowledge and experiences on natural disaster prevention and control for local people and officials in charge of natural disaster prevention and control. Community exchange activities have enhanced understanding and cultivated the people's friendship between Vietnam and the US.
|Navy and Army surgeons are assisting their Vietnamese counterparts. Photo: US Embassy in Hanoi|
Held from August 9-18, the PP23 featured school construction, medical training workshops, free surgeries for local residents, and musical exchanges.
Returning to Vietnam for the 12th time, the PP enables participants, including US and Vietnamese personnel, to work together to enhance disaster response capacities and foster new and enduring friendships, according to a media release by the US Embassy in Hanoi.
This year’s mission features nearly 1500 personnel from the US and partner nations such as Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, and the UK.
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