They were also partly funded by two enterprises in Hanoi and the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA).
Meanwhile, other companies operating in the province, like HuyndaiKEFICO, Silkroad CNT, Michigan Hai Duong and Global MFG, also donatedcash in support of poor Vietnamese children and patients and joined inefforts to protect the environment.
Speaking at the event, RoKAmbassador to Vietnam Jeon Dae-ju noted that the Korean firms will workharder to become part of Vietnamese society.
Deputy Chairmanof the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Duong Thai, in his speech,said the move is a manifestation of the Koreans’ sentiments towardstheir Vietnamese fellows.
He expressed hopes that the Korean firms will expand the outreach to more underprivileged groups in the country.
Since 2012, KOTRA and the RoK Embassy in Vietnam have jointly heldconferences to engage Korean enterprises in corporate social activities.
Over 125,000 USD in cash and kind was raised by 11 Koreancompanies at such event in the northern province of Vinh Phuc in 2012.
The RoK is now the third biggest foreign investor in Vietnamwith over 2,900 firms pouring 28.7 billion USD in Hanoi, Ho Chi MinhCity and their neighbouring localities.-VNA