The Korea Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) has presented 5,000 story books for kids to Vietnam, aiming to help the children learn more about culture and history of the two countries.

The books feature some legends of the Republic of Korea (RoK) and Vietnam, including the one on Lac Long Quan and Au Co – the legendary creators of the Vietnamese people, and the story about Hoan Kiem Lake.

The gifts, received by the Ministry of Education and Training, the People’s Committees of the northern provinces of Hai Duong and Vinh Phuc, will be delivered to local kindergartens and primary schools in the coming time.

General Director of the KOTRA Hanoi Korea Business Center (KBC) Lee Kyu-seon said the story book project helps enhance the cultural exchanges between the two countries as well as further tighten the bilateral ties in general.

The move is part of corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities the RoK side has been carrying out in the country.

In 2012, a programme highlighting contributions of the RoK companies to CSR activities in Vinh Phuc received 125,000 USD donated by 11 RoK-invested businesses operating in the province and Hanoi.

Last year, RoK companies presented several social facilities valued 204,000 USD in total to Hai Duong province.-VNA