Organisations from the Republic of Korea (RoK) will assist the central province of Quang Tri to strengthen its physical therapy education capacity as stipulated in a cooperation agreement signed on March 12.

Non-governmental healthcare organisation Medi Peace, the RoK International Cooperation Agency, and the Eulji University will assist the Quang Tri Medical School through December 2016 in training its teaching staff, developing physical therapy education frameworks and equipping the school with practice facilities, among others.

Outcomes from the pilot project in Quang Tri, costing over 588,970 USD, will lay the foundation for implementation in other localities across Vietnam.

At the agreement signing ceremony, Quang Tri officials commended the RoK’s cooperation, especially from Medi Peace, in local humanitarian activities. Medi Peace’s assistance in healthcare, education, and poverty reduction has aided the war-torn province in its socio-economic development.

Local authorities also said they expect further cooperation with the organisation in the future.

Between 2012 and 2014, Medi Peace worked with Quang Tri to carry out a 538,800 USD project to rehabilitate children with disabilities, support functional rehabilitation centres in Gio Linh district, and train medical workers.-VNA