The Republic of Korea (RoK) province of Deagu is working to expand its medical collaboration with the southern Vietnamese province of Binh Duong, said Kim Yon-Chang, Deputy Mayor of Deagu during a meeting with Vice Chairman of the Binh Duong People’s Committee Tran Thanh Liem on March 31.

Kim Yon-Chang pledged to promote investment in Vietnam among the Korean business community.

Liem said Binh Duong welcomed Korean enterprises to engage in the local economy and spoke highly of the healthcare services available to residents as provided by a medical delegation from Deagu.

From March 30 to April 1, My Phuoc General Hospital and the Deagu delegation of 52 medical personnel and 30 volunteers have offered free medical checkups and medicines for an estimated 2,500 disadvantaged people.

With a recent annual growth of 14.5 percent, Binh Duong is among the top four localities with highest amount of foreign capital in Vietnam, and a total of 9 billion USD from the Republic of Korea makes it the third largest foreign investor in the southern province.

Deagu has a reputation for its strong development in the medical, electricity and electronic product sectors.-VNA