A delegation from a friendship association between Japan’s Kumamoto prefecture and Vietnam on November 13 paid a fact-finding visit to the northern province of Ha Nam to support local schools and needy students.

Mitsuhiro Honda, chairman of the association, said basing on the outcome of the visit, detailed plans will be designed to help the students, thus boosting the two sides’ all-around ties in the time to come.

According to Chairman Mitsuhiro, during the last 20 years in Vietnam, the association has assisted many cities and provinces such as Ho Chi Minh City and Thanh Hoa province to build school houses alongside organising economic and cultural exchanges with Japan.

The association is now expanding its operation to the northern region, particularly remote and disadvantaged areas, where scholarships, gifts and teaching aids will be presented to the students, he added.

The same day, the delegation visited Trung Luong Primary School in Binh Luc district, one of the schools with the poorest infrastructure in the province.-VNA