The Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV) has granted 55 scholarships worth 375,000 USD to Cambodian finance and banking students for the 2014-15 academic year.

As part of the programme, the bank on September 30 presented scholarships for 44 Cambodian studying in Vietnam and at home as well, in realising a cooperation agreement between BIDV and Cambodia’s Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.

Speaking at the event, Cambodian Secretary of State for Education, Youth and Sport Yok Nguy highly valued the support of BIDV as well as the Bank for Investment and Development of Cambodia for social welfare activities in the country.

The assistance clearly reflects practical social contributions of Vietnamese investors, helping strengthen the friendship between the two countries, he said.-VNA