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NA Chairman witnesses signing of deals between Vietnamese and European firms

National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue witnessed the handover of donations of medical supplies to Vietnam and the signing of several agreements between Vietnamese and European businesses at a ceremony held in Helsinki on September 11, as part of the top legislator's official visit to Finland.

At the event, the Government of Slovakia presented 100,000 doses of Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Vietnam, while France’s innovative biotech company NG Biotech donated 1 million COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits, worth 5 million EUR, and Vietnamese T&T Group, 1 million COVID-19 RT PCR test kits worth 6 million EUR.

On the occasion, T&T Pharmaceutical and Trading JSC of Vietnam inked an agreement with Germany’s Gerbion GmbH & Co. KG for technology transfer and production of COVID-19 RT PCR Virella test kit in Vietnam, and two other deals with Germany’s Avestos International GMBH and Spain’s Mingothings  S.L for purchase of a total of 86 million EUR worth of RT PCR test kits.

It also signed a 375-million-EUR deal to conduct clinical trials of and purchase HIPRA COVID-19 vaccine from Spain’s HYPRA Human Health S.L.U. The agreement will provide Vietnam with 50 million vaccine doses. The two companies also sealed a contract for COVID-19 production technology transfer to Vietnam.

Vietnam-based Ha Anh Equipment and Medical Material Co., Ltd. and Finnish producer of healthcare products Salofa Oy signed a contract for exclusive distribution of quick COVID-19 test kits in Vietnam.

Meanwhile, Vietnam’s T&T Group signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Malaysia’s JAKS Resources Berhad Group to develop a 1.5-billion-USD LNG power plant in the northern province of Quang Ninh which has designed capacity of 1,500 Megawatt.

The group also sealed a deal with Solar Finland in producing and transferring manufacturing technology of new-generation solar power battery and another with Finland’s Finest Future in human resource education and training in sports and hi-tech agriculture and food processing.

The same day, the NA Chairman hosted a reception for young Vietnamese business people in Finland.

The young entrepreneurs expressed their wish to bring modern technology to Vietnam, particularly those for coping with climate change in the Mekong Delta.

Chairman Hue appreciated their dreams, and stressed that the Vietnamese Party and State treasure the contingent of young intellectuals and businesspeople both in and outside the country. He said they are a precious resource for national development, and affirmed that the NA, Government and ministries and sectors in Vietnam are willing to support and create the most favourable conditions for them to operate in the country./.