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Singapore awards scholarship for Lao students

(KPL) The Singapore Government yesterday awarded the 2014-2015 ASEAN Scholarship to Ms Phonmany Maniphan and Ms Soutthida Phothisane to pursue their upper secondary studies in Singapore.

The ASEAN Scholarship is a highly competitive award given to outstanding students in the ASEAN region.
It aims to provide opportunities for the young people of ASEAN to develop their potential and equip them with the skills to prepare them for further studies and to meet the challenges of the new millennium.

They will leave on 30 October for four years studies in Singapore.

These young students will study in top secondary schools and juniors colleges in Singapore. The scholarship covers full tuition fees, return airfares and an annual living allowance. This is a part of the Singapore Government's co-operation with the Lao PDR in the area of human resource development.

Charge d'Affaires of the Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Vientiane, Mr Scott Loh, hosted a tea reception to congratulate the Lao scholars and their families at the embassy on 23 October.

Mr Loh expressed his hope that the ASEAN Scholarship would be the students'first step towards a meaningful career with many opportunities to contribute to the development of Laos.

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