Organisation helps tighten friendship between Vinh Long, RoK hinh anh 1Representatives of Korean Society for Service in Asia present scholarships to poor students with good learning performances in Vinh Long (Photo: VNA)
Vinh Long (VNA) – The Union of Friendship Organisations of Vinh Long province and the Korean Society for Service in Asia (KSSA) jointly organised a ceremony on December 6 to mark the latter’s 25-year operations in the Mekong Delta province.

Addressing the event, Vice Chairwoman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Quyen Thanh said that KSSA is the first non-governmental organisation (NGO) of the Republic of Korea (RoK) coming to Vietnam after the two countries set up diplomatic ties in 1992. It is also one of the foreign NGOs having the longest and most active operations in Vinh Long.

She lauded the contributions of KSSA projects and programmes to improving local people's life quality, especially those in remote rural areas, and to the province’s socio-economic development.

Vinh Long province hoped that KSSA will continue sponsoring humanitarian projects in the province, and acting as a bridge to call for foreign NGOs and RoK businesses to the locality.

Over the past 25 years, the Korean organisation has helped build 2,000 charitable houses and 20 bridges, and construct rural roads; provided hundreds of gifts and scholarships to poor students; and called on Korean doctors to provide medical check-ups and medicine for people in remote and isolated areas.

On this occasion, it also presented 10 houses to local poor households, and 30 bikes and 35 scholarships to poor students with good learning performances in Vinh Long./.