Vietnamese Agent Orange (AO) victims will receive more support from MBC Television, one of the three major television and radio networks in the Republic of Korea (RoK), via a fund-raising programme.

An agreement to the programme was signed in Hanoi on October 5 between MBC General Director Kim Jae Cheul and Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange /dioxin (VAVA) Nguyen The Luc. The event is part of a series of activities to mark the 20th anniversary of Vietnam-RoK diplomatic ties.

The programme, themed “Accompanying AO victims for Vietnam-RoK Friendship”, is a cycling journey with the participation of a group of about 90 cyclists, including AO victims.

The journey, running from November 1 to 26, will start from Ho Chi Minh City through 19 cities and provinces of Vietnam to finish at the capital city of Hanoi.

During the 22-staged journey, the group will halt at four cities to organise social activities and call for support to Vietnam’s AO victims.

The television channel will make a documentary film on the journey and have it broadcast live to raise more funds for Vietnamese AO victims, especially children.

In June this year, MBC funded all expenses for 80 Vietnamese AO victims to come to the RoK for free medical check-ups./.VNA