Two NGOs get Vietnam office licenses

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HCMC – Two foreign non-governmental organizations on Tuesday got licenses to open their representative offices in Vietnam.

HCMC – Two foreign non-governmental organizations on Tuesday got licenses to open their representative offices in Vietnam.

The chairman of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations, Vu Xuan Hong, handed over the licenses to International Microfinance and Microenterprise (IMM) and Medical Committee Netherlands–Vietnam (MCNV), according to Vietnam News Agency. IMM is a Japanese NGO that has been active in technology transfer and human resources training in Vietnam since 2005 to meet world integration needs of local small and medium size enterprises (SME).

This organization has been in deal with the overseas labor management department of the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs to carry out a program to send Vietnamese workers to Japan for training at Japanese companies and provide funding for those completing training there to start up their own business at home.

MCNV entered Vietnam in 1968. Apart from spurring movements to protest against the Vietnam war, the organization supported Vietnam in the health care sector by providing medical materials and equipment.

It assisted Vietnam to build a hospital in the central province of Quang Tri and other hospitals, such as Lang Son and Dong Da.

Since the 1990s, MCNV has launched a range of programs in fields such as health care, poverty reduction, medical staff training and rehabilitation of disabled people, and financed a number of national health care programs.

MCNV help for Vietnam has amounted to US$2 million a year.

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