Leaders of Vietinbank receive Bac Lieu's certificates of merits for its contributions to the province's social welfare (Source: VNA)

Bac Lieu (VNA) – The People’s Committee of southern Bac Lieu province and the Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (Vietinbank) held a ceremony on September 17 to hand over two primary schools and 141 houses for local policy beneficiaries and people from less advantaged backgrounds.

Addressing the event, Vice Chairman of the local People’s Committee Vuong Phuong Nam said that over the past few years, the province received assistance from numerous enterprises, organisations, and individuals both inside and outside the province.

Since 2011, the province’s Fund for the Poor and Social Welfare has mobilised nearly 1 trillion VND (43 million USD), of which Vietinbank contributed nearly 170 billion VND (7.3 million USD).

Nam hailed the significance of Vietinbank’s donated facilities to local people, hoping to receive the bank’s continuous support for the province’s social welfare works.

Vietinbank General Director Le Duc Tho shared that the bank has so far donated over 7 trillion VND (301.4 million USD) to social welfare activities.

In Bac Lieu, since 2009, it helped to build nearly 1,200 houses for the poor, 460 bridges, three roads, and three schools.

He expressed his hope that these facilities are used effectively to provide education and housing to less fortunate locals. –VNA