Vingroup gets approval for vaccine production plant in Hanoi

By Minh Son   July 29, 2021 | 09:05 pm PT
Vingroup gets approval for vaccine production plant in Hanoi
A medical staff prepares to inject Covid-19 vaccine into a person in Hanoi in July 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy.
Vietnam’s biggest conglomerate, Vingroup, has received approval to build a vaccine production facility in Hanoi.

To be built in Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park by VinSmart Research and Manufacture Jsc, a subsidiary of the company, it will be among priority projects that will be allowed to proceed despite the restrictions imposed due to Covid-19.

But the project managers need to impose strict social distancing and prevent people from getting in and out of the construction area to avoid any possible spread of Covid-19.

Vingroup is reported to be negotiating technology transfer with U.S. company Arcturus Therapeutic, which has developed a vaccine using the same mRNA technology used in the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

Vietnam is working to speed up Covid vaccination for its population of nearly 100 million. Some 5.5 million people have received one shot of the vaccine while 546,400 have got two.

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