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Hanoi (VNA) – The Prime Minister has approved a project to provide medical equipment for the second-level field hospital using non-refundable aid of the US Government.

The project will be launched at the Military Hospital 175 in Ho Chi Minh City this year with a combined fund of around 2 million USD from the US Government and 5.5 billion VND (242,317 USD) sourced from the country’s national defence budget.

It will provide training courses to improve the capacity of Vietnam’s medical forces to be served in the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping missions.

The project will also prepare personnel and essential health equipment of the second-level hospital to engage in missions upon the request of the UN.-VNA