Korean group offers scholarships to students in Lam Dong hinh anh 1CJ Group of the Republic of Korea grants 115 scholarships to excellent but impoverished students in Lam Dong (Source: baolamdong.vn)

Lam Dong (VNA) - The CJ Group of the Republic of Korea (RoK) on December 27 granted 115 scholarships, worth a total 500 million VND (21,500 USD, for excellent but impoverished students in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong.

The scholarships are part of the group’s annual programme to demonstrate its corporate responsibility to society, the group said in a statement.

Over the past six years, the CJ Group has granted more than 600 scholarships to poor pupils and students in the province to help them cover their tuition and living expenses.

The group said it will expand the scope of scholarships to students in other provinces and areas where it is doing business.

During a meeting with National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan in the RoK early this month, leaders of the CJ Group emphasised the importance of community service and committed to volunteer activities for the Vietnamese people.

Since the establishment of a representative office in Ho Chi Minh City in 1998, the CJ Group has expanded to more than 17 business lines including food and food ingredients, animal feed production and animal husbandry, breeding animals and entertainment. To date, the group has invested about 880 million USD in the Vietnamese market.-VNA