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Batch of Pfizer antiviral medication arrives in Vietnam

Batch of Pfizer antiviral medication arrives in Vietnam

A batch of 100,000 vials of the antiviral medication Remdesivir, manufactured by the Pfizer Group’s Mylan pharmaceutical company, has been delivered to Vietnam to support localities heavily affected by Covid-19. Another 100,000 vials are expected to arrive in Vietnam within the next few days.

Investment

Can Tho proposes building O Mon Bridge

Can Tho proposes building O Mon Bridge

The Mekong Delta’s Can Tho city has proposed the construction of the O Mon Bridge crossing the Hau River and connecting it with Dong Thap province. Construction is to take place during the 2023-2028 period, with total investment of VND7 trillion ($307.1 million) in the form of a public-private partnership (PPP).

Banking & Finance

$50 mln in loans for green projects

$50 mln in loans for green projects

Proparco (the French Development Finance Organization) has granted a $50 million loan to HDBank to finance green projects for sustainable development.

Business

HCMC looks to restart tourism

HCMC looks to restart tourism

Ho Chi Minh City will pilot the first tour in some time to Can Gio district on September 19. This may be the first step in the restoration of the city’s tourism industry after a long period of suspension due to Covid-19.
8M trade in deficit

8M trade in deficit

Vietnam has posted a trade deficit of $2.63 billion in the first eight months of 2021, in contrast to a surplus of $13.69 billion in the same period last year.

Society