Thirty tonnes of milk were donated to schools in northern provinces that were ravaged by flooding last month and early this month. (Photo Coutersy of FrieslandCampina Vietnam)

HCM City (VNA) - The Ministry of Education and Training and Dutch-owned dairy company FrieslandCampina in Vietnam have donated 30 tonnes of milk to schools in northern provinces, which were badly affected by floods that began at the end of July.

The schools are in the districts of Mu Cang Chai in Yen Bai Province, Muong La in Son La and Tan Son in Phu Tho.

At the handover ceremony, Colonel Hoang Van Tong, deputy head of the ministry’s department of national defence, encouraged staff and students at the schools to try and overcome their difficulties caused by the floods.

Kindergarten and primary school students in disadvantaged areas in the provinces of Son La, Dien Bien and Ha Giang also received 12 tonnes of milk earlier.

The Ministry of Education and Training  conferred a Certificate of Merit on FrieslandCampina Vietnam for providing nutrition to children, especially in disadvantaged border areas. -VNA