The military-run telecom group Viettel on December 28 provided 76 scholarships worth 300 million VND to disadvantaged students in the central province of Binh Thuan.

A day earlier, Viettel and the Command of Military Zone 7 presented 36 million VND to 18 social policy families in the province.

According to Nguyen Manh Hung, Deputy Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, there are 18,000 disadvantaged students in the province, half of them tend to drop school.

Donations would help them continue their study and keep pursuing their dreams, he said.

This year, the Binh Thuan-based Viettel office has contributed more than 1 billion VND to implement projects on social development in the locality.-VNA