More donors contribute to national COVID-19 vaccine fund hinh anh 1Nguyen Van Khai, a 100-year-old man in Dong Thap province, donates to the fund (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The national COVID-19 vaccine fund received over 6.6 billion VND from 17 sponsors at a ceremony on June 24.

Among the donors, Tan Viet Securities JSC contributed over 3.3 billion VND, Fubon Vietnam Insurance Co. Ltd 1 billion VND, Hoa Linh Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd 500 million VND, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development 500 million VND.

The fund’s management board has opened 21 accounts for donations made in VND, USD, EUR at the State Treasury and six commercial banks namely BIDV, Vietcombank, VietinBank, HDBank, Agribank and TPBank.

Since its inception, the fund had accumulated over 7.5 trillion VND (326 million USD) as of 5pm on June 24, according to its management board.

The sum was donated by 339,650 individuals and organisations.

The use, management and opening of accounts at the State Treasury is publicised on the mass media daily.

Vietnam will need 22.5 trillion VND to buy 150 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to inoculate 75 million people in order to achieve herd immunity./.