The Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam (BIDV)’s branch in central Quang Ngai province handed several new social facilities to Ly Son island district on April 15, aiming to reduce difficulties facing local people.

A total sum of 11 billion VND (517,000 USD) was spent on the new facilities, including six classrooms in the An Hai Secondary School, four kindergarten classrooms and the 1.7 billion VND (79,900 USD) Ly Son health centre.

The bank also funded the construction of 20 houses worth 50 million VND (2,350 USD) each for the poor in the locality.

Last year, the BIDV donated nearly 500 billion VND (23.5 million USD) to national target programmes, focusing on the healthcare, education, the upgrade of temporary houses, and emergency relief aid to compatriots affected by natural disasters. It also presented 70,000 Tet (Lunar New Year) gifts to poor people, totally valued at 22 billion VND (1.034 million USD).-VNA