Vietnam Raises Enough Cash for Mass Vaccination Campaign

Vietnam has enough money to purchase 150 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines and carry out a mass vaccination campaign for 75 million people, according to Do Van Chien, president of the Vietnam Fatherland Front
July 14, 2021 | 09:43
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Members of Cao Bang province's youth union send messages to make donation. Photo Cao Bang Youth Union
Members of Cao Bang province's youth union send messages to 1408 to make donation. Photo Cao Bang Youth Union

The Vietnam Fatherland Front on July 13 announced it had raised VND 115 billion from the text message campaign calling for donations to the fight against Covid-19.

“Forty days since the text message campaign was launched, the Vietnam Fatherland Front has received 2.5 million messages donating total money of VND115 billion. All of the donation will be transferred to the Government’s vaccine fund,” Chien said.

Transparency will be ensured during the transfer process, he said, committing equal access to vaccine and supervision of the Vietnam Fatherland Front and member agencies in money distribution.

In early June 2021, the text message campaign was launched by the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour, and the Ministry of Information and Communications to call for donation for the Covid fight in Vietnam.

Chairman of the National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue (centre) and other officials at the launch of the text message campaign on June 3 (Photo: VNA)
Chairman of the National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue (center) and president of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Do Van Chien (second from right) at the launch of the text message campaign on June 3. Photo VNA

“Vietnam has so far had enough financial resources to purchase 150 million vaccine doses for the nation-wide vaccination campaign,” Chien said, referring to VND 115 billion from the text message campaign, more than VND8 trillion from the Government’s Covid vaccine fund and other sources from State budget.

However, he said accessing vaccine sources was difficult due to vaccine scarcity. In order to speed up accessing vaccine sources, under the direction of the Politburo, the Government has proposed three solutions: negotiating to buy and import vaccines; importing technology for domestic vaccine production and continuing researching and self-producing "made in Vietnam" vaccines.

On behalf of the fundraising campaign organizers, Chien sent gratitude to donors, businesses, Vietnamese people living at home and abroad, as well as foreigners living in Vietnam for joining hands and making contribution.

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The Vietnamese Embassy in Thailand on July 11 receives donation from Vietnamese community living in Thailand for Covid vaccine fund. Photo VNA

Amid the complicated development of the pandemic, Chien said prevention and control work still needed huge financial resources.

He also said he hoped the Vietnam Fatherland Front would continue to receive support of donors in fundraising campaigns.

Supporters can make donations by texting ‘COVID NK” to 1408.

N is any number between 1 and 2,000.

K stands for unit of thousands of Vietnam dong.

For example, if you want to donate VND 200,000, please send a message: ‘COVID 200K’ to 1408.

The campaign will receive donations until August 2.

Along with the text message campaign of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, a national Covid vaccine fund made debut in early June to mobilize social resources for the purchase and import of vaccines as well as for research, development and production of domestic vaccines.

As of 5pm on July 13, the fund received VND8.09 trillion.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh makes donation to the vaccine fund through a text message.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh texts a message to makes adonation to the vaccine fund. Photo Government Portal

Part of money raised in these campaigns will be used to purchase vaccines, helping Vietnam achieve herd immunity.

It targets that at least 50% of people aged 18 and above to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in 2021, and more than 70% of the population will get the shots by the end of the first quarter next year.

Supporters can make donations to Vietnam’s Covid vaccine fund in the following ways:

1. Individuals and organisations within the country may send their donations to:

State Treasury

Account name: Quỹ vaccine phòng COVID-19

Numbe : 3761.0.9098866.91999 (VNĐ); 3761.0.9098869.91999 (USD) and 3761.0.9098786.91999 (EUR)

Bank of Investment and Development of Vietnam, Hanoi Branch

Account name: Quỹ vaccine phòng COVID-19

Account number: 21110009116868 (VND); 21110371116868 (USD) and 21110142996868 (EUR)

2. For donations from overseas:

a) HOCHIMINH City Development Joint Stock Commercial Bank

- Account name: Fund for vaccination Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019

- Account number: 686868(VNĐ); 686868 (USD) và 686868 (EUR).

- Beneficiary Bank: HOCHIMINH City Development Joint Stock Commercial Bank

- Swift code: HDBCVNVX

b) Joint Stock Commercial Bank for investment and Development of Vietnam

- Account name: Fund for vaccination Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019;

- Account number: 21110009116868 (VNĐ), 21110371116868 (USD) and 21110142996868 (EUR);

- Beneficiary bank: Bank for investment and Development of Vietnam JSC, Hà Nội branch – 4B Le Thanh Tong Street, Phan Chu Trinh Ward, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam;

- Swift code: BIDVVNVX.

c) Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam:

- Account name: Fund for vaccination Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019

- Account number: 2019002019 (VNĐ); 2019662019 (USD) and 2019882019 (EUR).

- Beneficiary Bank: JSC Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam - Operation Center Branch.

- Swift code: BFTVVNVX001.

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