Construction of a primary school worth 10 billion VND (480,000 USD) started in Phu Tho province on May 6, with investment from the Educational Development Memorial Foundation of the Republic of Korea .

At the ground-breaking ceremony of the Van Phu-Man Deok primary school, RoK embassy representative Ha Chan Ho described the project, the first of its kind ever funded by the foundation under the Kim Man Deok Association, as evidence of a true partnership which goes further than economic links.

He added that the foundation would serve as a bridge to link the school with famous partners in the RoK, to implement exchange programmes and share experiences.

Once completed, the two-storey school, covering almost 13,000 sq. m., will accommodate over 700 local pupils.

RoK businesses recognised Phu Tho as a promising area with great profit potential, the RoK diplomat said in explanation for the location./.