Hundreds of young people with disabilities are expected to have chances of landing jobs thanks to the expansion of a humanitarian vocational training centre in Hanoi’s outlying district of Thach That.

The Minh Tam vocational training centre, which is privately-developed, will have its operation scope broadened, with 164,240 USD (3.4 billion VND) allocated by the Industrial Bank of Korea (IBK).

The funding was handed over on May 4 to the Hanoi Association for Support of Handicapped and Orphans, which will undertake the expansion project.

The Minh Tam centre is currently training 100 young people with disabilities in skills in industrial sewing, rattan knitting and wood sculpture.

The expanded centre is expected to be inaugurated by December this year to mark the 19 th anniversary of Vietnam – Republic of Korea diplomatic ties.

Established in 1961, IBK’s main task is to support RoK small and medium-sized enterprises. It opened a branch in Ho Chi Minh City in 2008 and a representative office in Hanoi in 2009./.