Norway funds bio-security project in Vietnam

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Norway funds bio-security project in Vietnam

Norway’s Ambassador Stale Torstein Risa (R) and Mr. Nguyen Tran Hien, president of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) sign the agreement (Photo: Courtesy of NIHE) The Norwegian Embassy has approved a two year non-refundable aid project of approximately US$1 million to enhance the control and management of bio- safety and bio-security in Vietnam.

Norway’s Ambassador Stale Torstein Risa and Mr. Nguyen Tran Hien, president of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) jointly signed the agreement in Hanoi on December 13.

The project targets at improving standards for the management of bio-safety and bio-security and to increase its management capacity in laboratories at NIHE, National Lung Hospital (NLH) in Hanoi and Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital (PNTH) in Ho Chi Minh City as well as capacity building for the NIHE on evaluation, assessment and monitoring of bio-safety laboratories in the country.

The two year project will be conducted at the three above mentioned locations.

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