Vietnam’s National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC) and the life insurance company Prudential Vietnam on December 3 inked a coordination memorandum of understanding (MoU) on implementing a programme supporting relatives of traffic accident victims.

The NTSC’s data show that more than 20 people die of traffic accidents in the country every day while nearly 70 others become disabled for their remaining life, leaving their relatives utmost sorrow along with an array of difficulties.

In a bid to deliver the community’s assistance to victims’ relatives, the NTSC-launched programme includes a number of activities such as granting scholarships to victims’ children, helping their relatives find jobs and funding medical treatment fees.

Prudential Vietnam’s Prudence Foundation is the first to join the NTSC’s programme.

Accordingly, the foundation is supporting the drive from now to 2019 with scholarships to be granted to dead victims’ children in poor families and free life insurance contracts to poor widowed spouses who are raising under-18 children.

At the MoU signing ceremony, scholarships were granted to 45 school children from Hanoi and eight northern provinces.-VNA