The Republic of Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KOCHAM)’s branch in southern Binh Duong province on August 18 presented 160 scholarships to local disadvantaged students who have achieved good academic results.

The scholarships, worth 460 million VND (21,900 USD) in total, were granted to 70 senior high school students and 90 others from primary and junior high schools.

KOCHAM Binh Duong Chairman Lee Jong Hoe said over the past five years, the branch and RoK-funded firms in the province have provided more than 1.5 billion VND for social activities such as presenting 1,000 Tet gift packages and some 200 scholarships, and building four houses for policy beneficiaries.

The RoK currently ranks fourth among investors in Binh Duong with 487 projects worth over 1.8 billion USD.-VNA