The construction of a school for pre-school and primary pupils at Lam Vy commune, Dinh Hoa district, the northern mountainous province of Thai Nguyen, began on August 20 under the support of Lotte Group of the Republic of Korea.

The Lotte Shopping Plaza Vietnam (LSPV), a subsidiary of Lotte Group, funded nearly 2 billion VND via Plan-RoK for the school, which comprises of two fullly-equipped classrooms, a kitchen, a toilet, a water supply system and a play ground.

The facility, which can accommodate 85 students, is expected to become operational in June, 2015.

Speaking on the occasion, Sung Yeon Suck, business director of LSPV said his firm is honoured to join in social activities in Vietnam.

On behalf of the local authorities, Chairwoman of the Dinh Hoa district People’s Committee Loc Kim Tuyet said Lam Vu is one of the poorest communes in the district. She thanked the firm for its assistance for the project, which is hoped to improve the access of local pupils from low-income families, especially those in remote areas, to education.-VNA