Vaccine and biological products company inaugurated

Ha Noi, Dec. 18 (VNA) -- Vaccines and Biological Products Company No 1 was inaugurated in Ha Noi on Dec. 18.

The company, with capital of VND 16 billion, USD 1.1
million, will make vaccines against encephalitis, hepatitis B, cholera and rabies. Its office has been built on the premises of the Central Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology.

The company will make two million doses of encephalitis and hepatitis B vaccines and more than one million doses of cholera vaccine in its first year.

Its director, Ms Thu Van, says her company will receive part of an almost USD 28.5 million loan from the Republic of Korea as part of a project to support Viet Nam in expanding production of typhoid, cholera, encephalitis, hepatitis B, and rabies vaccines.

The vaccines will meet both domestic and export demand.--VNA