As Vietnam develops a quality cold storage system to successfully implement the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign, the opportunity for multinational corporations to join the logistical effort might open its doors. VNVC was the first company in Vietnam to build super-cold storage for incoming COVID-19 vaccines. VIR Photo: Le Toan A source from the Ministry of Health (MoH) told VIR that some multinational corporations (MNCs) have sent documents to the ministry, proposing to provide cold chain, transportation, and distribution services for COVID-19 vaccines. To prepare for the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign, Vietnam has so far focused on the development of cold storage, thus prompting an opportunity to provide an extensive network of shipping, storage, communication, and healthcare services to achieve the last mile of the journey. As the largest vaccine and cold chain pharmaceutical distributor in Asia (excluding China and Japan), Zuellig Pharma in … [Read more...] about Country prepares for efficient jab rollout
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The French Embassy in Hanoi and the French Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City are organizing a vaccination campaign for their compatriots and the staff of the French diplomatic network in Vietnam, with the authorization of the Vietnamese authorities. Free-of-charge Moderna jabs will be administered in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City from July 27, according to an announcement on the French Consulate General’s verified Facebook page last week. Eligibility for the campaign is limited to French nationals aged 18 and over currently in Vietnam and their spouses regardless of nationality, foreign parents of French minors, and French government employees and their spouses. Vaccine doses will be administered at the Hanoi French Hospital in Hanoi and FV Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. Registrations for appointments opened on July 15 on FV Hospital’s website. The campaign followed Vietnam’s announcement to give foreign citizens living and working in the Southeast Asian country … [Read more...] about Will foreigners be able to get COVID-19 vaccination in Vietnam?
Danang has recorded 12 new suspected cases of Covid-19 infection, according to acting Minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long. Long said community infection might have started since early July and many people might have been infected. They have found 12 new suspected cases. The situation is very complicated and may spread to other cities and provinces. He had talked with the Chairman of Danang People's Committee Huynh Duc Tho about the possibility of implementing social distancing rules in Danang again. The Ministry of Health agreed to lock down Danang Hospital, C Hospital and the Orthopaedic and Physical Rehabilitation Hospital of Danang. Since the patient zero in Danang hasn't been found so they will ask anyone who has come to Danang in the past week to self-isolate. Those who have coughs and fevers will be tested. "The biggest outbreak is from three hospitals that are located close to each other. The situation is similar to the situation at Bach Mai Hospital," … [Read more...] about 12 more people suspected of having covid-19 in Danang
PM urges tightened border control in wake of new local infection of COVID-19 Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (standing) speaks at the meeting of the Government’s permanent members on July 25 (Photo: VNA) Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on July 25 ordered tightened management of border gates from the north to the south to prevent illegal entry, following the confirmation of the first locally infected case of COVID-19 in Vietnam after 99 days without community transmission of the coronavirus. Addressing a meeting of the Government’s permanent members in Hanoi, the PM applauded the seriousness and efforts by all-level authorities, sectors, and localities in concurrently fighting against the pandemic and developing the economy. However, he noted, some sectors and localities have been off guard and shown laxity in disease prevention and control after a long period of time without community transmission. Particularly, foreigners’ illegal entry into Vietnam has … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia July 25
MoF suggests reducing trading board lot size from 100 to 10 on HSX The Ministry of Finance has suggested reducing the trading board lot size from 100 to 10 and providing favourable conditions for companies to list again on the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange. Specifically, from July 5, the fresh trading system of the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange (HSX) has officially been put into operation. According to the MoF, the congestion has been basically addressed, stabilising market sentiment, and demonstrating the drastic direction and management of the MoF. To further strengthen the role of securities market management and administration, the MoF required the SSC to follow the below nofitications: (1) Directing both local and foreign-invested securities companies, especially those holding large market shares to report on their technical system infrastructure in a bid to ensure stable and smooth trading. (2) Reviewing the new trading system. Moreover, HSX is encouraged to … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS JULY 28
The US will not take any trade action against Vietnam The European-American Market Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) announced that the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has issued a formal conclusion of the investigation under Section 301 of the 1974 Trade Act into the acts, policies and practices of Vietnam related to the valuation of Vietnam’s currency. Based on the agreement between the US Department of the Treasury and the State Bank of Vietnam which provides a satisfactory resolution of the matter subject to investigation, the USTR will not take any trade action against Vietnam. The MoIT welcomes and highly appreciates this decision of the USTR. It has particularly positive implications for bilateral economic-trade relations, business and investment environment in Vietnam, and multifaceted cooperation between the two countries, according to the ministry. This is also a positive step following the agreement … [Read more...] about VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS JULY 30