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UK aids Beng Trabek repair work

UK aids Beng Trabek repair work

T HE British Embassy has donated $50,000 to Beng Trabek High School to help repair an old building and refurbish classrooms.

The school, in return, has adopted English as its principle foreign language ahead of French that it had formerly used.

British Ambassador Paul Reddicliffe said on the school's inauguration day "I am glad to have been able to give $40,000 for the renovation of the school building and additional $10,000 for equipment used in English language."

He said more equipment and a generator would also be given to the school later.

An English teacher would be sent to Cambodia to teach in the school, he said.

The twelve-classroom building has now got running water and electricity. Work started on May 5 and was finished in late June.

The school, on Monivong Boulevard, used English as its principle foreign language before the Pol Pot regime and principal Lun Chheng Kai said now the school would return to its past.

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