The Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL) Group kick-started its programme entitled “Investment for community development” in Cambodia by offering free medical check-ups and treatment to locals in Koun Mom district in the northeastern province of Ratanakiri on June 2.

HAGL General Director Nguyen Van Su said the 10 million USD programme aims to gradually improve material and spiritual lives of the locals from now until 2016.

On top of this, it will also cover the construction of community houses, schools, medical stations and roads, plus free vocational training, and scholarships for students pursing pedagogy and health care in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai and Kon Tum.

As scheduled, a group of 50 doctors and medical workers from the HAGL – Medical University Hospital will examine and treat nearly 1,500 locals for free. Those suffering from serious diseases will be rushed to a HAGL hospital in Pleiku town.

The activity will be held every six months.

The same day, the group granted rice, salt and sugar to 400 poor households in Sre Aung Chhrong commune.

Since 2009, it has invested in rubber and oil palm plantation in Ratanakiri’s districts of Koun Mom, Andong Meas and Oyadaw.-VNA