The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organisations (VUFO) has presented the “For Peace and Friendship amongst Nations” award to Thailand ’s Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City , Sochai Powcharoen.

He received it at a presentation ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City on April 10.

During the ceremony, Powcharoen announced that 30 scholarships worth one million VND each will be granted to exceptional pupils, who are studying at Nguyen Dinh Chieu School for the Blind in the city.

The funding was raised by Thailand’s Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City last year from events held to celebrate the birthday of Thailand’s King in December.-VNA