The Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank) has completed a number of social welfare projects at a total cost of 46.5 billion VND (2.2 million USD) in the southern province of Kien Giang .

Under its commitment made in 2012, the bank has built 50 houses for the poor, 11 bridges and two rural roads in the five districts of Giong Rieng, An Minh, An Bien, Vinh Thuan and Hon Dat.

The bank also presented ten wheelchairs for local disabled people and three ambulances for the district hospitals in Vinh Thuan, Hon Dat, and Giong Rieng.

This year, the bank has pledged 40 billion VND to build more houses for the poor as well as bridges and schools in poor rural areas in Kien Giang.

Since 2011, VietinBank has contributed nearly 100 billion VND (4.7 million USD) to social welfare programmes in the province.

Total contributions made by the bank to social welfare projects nationwide have so far amounted to 4,000 billion VND (189 million USD).-VNA