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Seoul (VNA) – The Republic of Korea (RoK) will provide Vietnam with 9 used fire engines, announced the RoK’s Ministry of Public Safety and Security (MPSS) on May 15.

The move is part of a RoK aid programme to send 16 used firefighting trucks, water tankers and ambulances to developing countries this year.

Aside from Vietnam, the other countries to receive equipment are Cambodia, the Philippines, Mongolia and Laos.

The MPSS will spend 77,600 USD to repair the vehicles as well as provide accompanying equipment and personnel training.

The RoK has sent fire engines to developing countries since 2005, with 166 having been shipped to 11 countries so far.-VNA