The National Banknote Printing Plant (NBPP) under the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) and the Center for Research and Production of Vaccines and Biologicals (POLYVAC) of the Health Ministry were both honored.

The NBPP has worked with the Japanese agency to run a project to strengthen capacity in printing ink production since 2014.

At the award ceremony. Source:

Additionally, the POLYVAC and JICA have cooperated on a technical cooperation project to improve measles-rubella combined vaccine production.

Under the project, which has a total funding of JPY 707 million (USD 7.51 million), Japanese experts have been dispatched to Vietnam for technological transfer and their Vietnamese peers have been trained in Japan.

The annual JICA President Award was first launched in 1975 to honor individuals and organizations which make significant contributions to socio-economic development and personnel training in developing countries through international cooperation. Awards were presented to 38 individuals and 14 collectives this year.

The JICA’s cooperation programs in Vietnam focus on spurring economic growth, enhancing the country’s international competitive edge, supporting vulnerable groups and strengthening State administration.

Source: VNA