The National Institute for Control of Vaccines and Biologicals (NICVB), the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE), and Zuellig Pharma on April 10 officially announced a project to expand access to vaccines in Vietnam through the use of the eZCooler – an innovative packaging technology that ensures the integrity of temperature sensitive products to the last mile of transportation. John Davison, CEO of Zuellig Pharma, speaking at the meeting The $600,000 project aims to support the Vietnam Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI), initiated by the Ministry of Health (MoH) in 1981 with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The nation’s public health programme has since benefitted millions of women and children. Ensuring the highest standards of cold chain for vaccines will further contribute to the success of the EPI. Under the recently-signed agreement, Zuellig Pharma will contribute the … [Read more...] about Innovative eZCooler technology helps expand access to vaccines in Vietnam
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The Hanoitimes - One of the reasons making Vietnam a key partner of the US is its well-equipped army with the import of advanced weapons over the past years. Washington looks to send second aircraft carrier to Vietnam this year How Vietnam, US heal wounds of war to build up comprehensive partnership? Vietnam, US look to advance maritime security ties Vietnam, US share views on regional peace maintenance Vietnam, US discuss settlement of disputes in East Sea US Assistant Defense Secretary for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs Randall G. Schriver once affirmed that Vietnam has appeared to be a valued partner for Washington in the Indo-Pacific region. Vietnamese Defense Minister Ngo Xuan Lich and US Defense Secretary James Mattis on the sidelines of Shangri-La Dialogue 2018 in Singapore in June 2018. Photo: AP The senior official discussed the US-Vietnam strategic cooperation during a panel at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in … [Read more...] about Why does the US consider Vietnam an important Indo-Pacific partner?
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Australian Prime Minister Australia Malcolm Turnbull (Photo: VGP) Vietnam has consistently pursued independence, self-reliance, diversification, and multilateralization, moving ahead with global integration, being a friend and a reliable partner, and proactively and responsibly contributing to global issues. Diplomacy has generated favourable conditions for national development. Bilateral diplomacy A large number of bilateral high-level meetings since the beginning of the year have set cooperative frameworks and mechanisms between Vietnam and other countries. Vietnam and Australia elevated their ties to a Strategic Partnership, bringing the number of countries that have Strategic Partnerships with Vietnam to 16. Vietnam’s Comprehensive Partnerships with 11 countries and Special Strategic Partnerships with Laos and Cambodia have been strengthened. Ambassador Nguyen Nguyet Nga, Vice Chairwoman of Vietnam’s … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s international integration milestones in 2018
Vietnam has been ranked 14th among the best countries for expats after InterNations drew on its 3.2 million members and surveyed over 18,000 expats from 178 nationalities living in 187 countries or territories. The best countries for expats were ranked by InterNations as part of its annual Expat Insider Survey. According to the latest report on atlasandboots.com, there are an estimated 57 million expatriates across the globe, with the term “expat” no longer limited to corporate employees relocating from a company’s headquarters. Instead, more and more expats are moving overseas in search of a dream. Some have remote jobs and are now working from a location they love. InterNations’ latest survey looks at how expats’ motivations for moving are changing where they go. InterNations used its members’ answers to rank 68 destinations on how expat residents feel towards their home away from home. The survey uses 48 individual factors that … [Read more...] about InterNations: Vietnam 14th best country for expats
Illustrative image (Source: mastercard.com) Beijing (VNA) - UnionPay International (UPI), a subsidiary of China UnionPay, said on June 21 that it has signed a cooperation agreement on payment by QR code with Vietnam Payment Solution Joint Stock Company (VNPAY) - the biggest QR code payment firm in Vietnam. Under the agreement, UnionPay International will enable 30,000 Vietnamese merchants to accept UnionPay QR code payment before November 2018. The collaboration will also enable UnionPay cardholders to pay for airline tickets and movie tickets online using UnionPay QR code payment. In February this year, UnionPay also inked an agreement with Sacombank that enabled hundreds of merchants in Vietnam to accept UnionPay QR code payment. To date, nearly all ATMs and more than 90 percent of merchants in Vietnam accept UnionPay cards. Major airlines including Vietnam Airlines and VietJet Air have already accepted UnionPay cards for online ticket booking. In the past, VNPAY has … [Read more...] about UnionPay International, VNPAY cooperate in QR code payment