Dong Thap Friendship Association Aims to Expand Vietnam-RoK Collaboration Possibilities

The Dong Thap Vietnam - Republic of Korea (RoK) Friendship Association held its congress to outline the three main objectives for the upcoming term.

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Friendship Association of Dong Thap Works to Open up Vietnam-RoK Cooperation Opportunities
Le Xuan Hai, chairman of the Dong Thap Union of Friendship Associations, presents flowers to congratulate the Executive Committee of the association. Photo: dongthap.gov

The Vietnam-Republic of Korea (RoK) Friendship Association of Dong Thap Province convened its second congress to outline the organization’s objectives for the 2023-2028 term. During this term, the Association has identified three key objectives, namely, enlisting more members, connecting Vietnamese and Korean businesses, and facilitating student exchange programs.

The Congress report revealed that during the last term, the association had the pleasure of hosting 12 delegations of South Korean Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and businesses in order to share ideas, learn about the region, and engage in philanthropic efforts.

The delegation of Yeoncheon district, Gyeonggi-do province, recently visited and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Dong Thap province to bring its workers to work in Yeoncheon district. The two sides also agreed to coordinate in implementing study and internship programs at Korean enterprises, as well as cooperate in the fields of agriculture and cultural exchange.

Since 2016 to 2019, the Provincial Union of Friendship Organizations and Friendship Association have worked closely with Habitat and Beautiful Mind Charity to construct homes for the impoverished, granting scholarships and providing free medical checkups and treatments, donating wheelchairs and baby strollers to those in need. The cumulative value of foreign non-governmental aid mobilized from organizations and individuals in Korea is estimated to be over VND 5.7 billion (USD 242.700).

In the upcoming semester, the association pinpointed a few essential tasks, including the recruitment of more members; functioning as a bridge between Dong Thap businesses and Korean businesses and investors; and organizing activities to facilitate connections and exchanges between local and Korean students.

The Congress elected the Executive Committee of the Vietnam-Republic of Korea Friendship Association in the province, with 18 members, and an Inspection Committee with three members.

Nguyen Phuoc Thien, Vice Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee, has been elected to serve as President of the Provincial Vietnam-Republic of Korea Friendship Association for the period of 2023-2028.

Hannah Nguyen