On 26 November, a solemn ceremony that marked the opening of a kindergarten for 140 children took place in Tuy An district of Phu Yen province in the south of Vietnam. The Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam Hoang Van Tra, Head of Bien Dong POC Tran Hong Nam and Director of Gazprom International in Vietnam Andrey Kovtun attended the ceremony.
As reported by Phu Yen Online, an organ of the Phu Yen Provincial Party Committee, more than 6 billion dong were committed for the construction of the preschool, of which 4.2 billion dong were allocated from the social security funds of Bien Dong company. The rest of the donation funds were raised by district authorities.
Coordinators of the event from the People’s Committee of the district believe that the opened social object will promote the upbringing and education of children of preschool age and will conform to all requirements imposed on state educational institutions of Vietnam in accordance with the enacted criteria of the new rural construction campaign.
The An Ninh Dong kindergarten, named after the rural community of the district where it is constructed, is a single-storey building with a total area of more than 780 square metres. It consists of six premises, a kitchen block and a dining room (130 sq.m); it also features a courtyard with games facilities surrounded by a beautiful fence. The kindergarten is equipped with modern water supply systems and electricity sources and is provided with all that is necessary for the comprehensive development of children.
Bien Dong Petroleum Operating Company (POC) is a branch of the Petrovietnam Oil and Gas Group (PVN), which is the joint operator, along with Gazprom, of a project for the development of blocks No. 05-2 and No. 05-3 on SRV continental shelf.
In 2012, Gazprom International, on behalf of Gazprom, entered into a project for the exploration and development of the Moc Tinh and Hai Thach gas fields within offshore licensed blocks No. 05-2 and No. 05-3 in the south-western part of the South China Sea. Commercial production began a year later in September 2013. Over 6 million cubic metres of natural gas are now produced from the fields every day. The gas is supplied to consumers in the south of the country via the Nam Con Son-1 gas pipeline. Over 3 billion cubic metres have been supplied from these blocks in total since the start of commercial production.
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