Illustrative photo (Source: VNA)

The Vietnam E-Commerce and Digital Economy Agency under the Ministry of Industry and Trade said this is the first time Vietnam’s agricultural products have been shipped to Europe through the “cross-border e-commerce” model on an e-commerce platform developed and operated by the Southeast Asian nation.

Sponsored by Viettel Post, Voso launched its Voso Global last March, offering high-quality Vietnamese farm produce to consumers in foreign markets, especially overseas Vietnamese.

The platform has optimised Viettel Post’s smart logistics system to deliver the fruit that satisfies GlobalGap standards to German customers.

More farming products are expected to be put on the platform in the time ahead, thus serving consumers both at home and abroad.

The Department of E-commerce and Digital Economy has supported Voso to create Vietnamese and English versions of its website.

National COVID-19 vaccine fund receives over 321 mln USD

The national COVID-19 vaccine fund had received over 7.4 trillion VND (321.7 million USD) as of 5pm on June 23, reported Vietnam News Agency according to the fund’s management board’s statistics.

Cadres in Kon Tum donate to the fund (Photo: VNA)

The sum was donated by 338,346 individuals and organisations.

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

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

Vietnamese photographers win prizes at Spanish photo contest

Vietnamese photographer To Thi Anh Bach won the gold medal at Spain’s competition Biennial International Digital Photojournalism 2021 in the category of photos on COVID-19, for her photo entitled “Xet nghiem COVID cho tre em” (Conducting COVID-19 testing on children), reported Vietnam News Agency.

“Do than nhiet” (body temperature check) by Viet Van (Photo:

Photographer Viet Van from Lao Dong (Labour) newspaper also brought home an honourary certificate from the competition for his single image titled “Do than nhiet” (body temperature check) in the same category.

The photo features a student at To Hoang Primary School in Hanoi, who is having her body temperature checked before entering the school after days of staying at home due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Three other photos of Viet Van also entered the finalist and are published in the competition’s catalogue.

The contest includes three categories of single photos, series photos and photos on COVID-19.

The highest prize came to famous Belgium photojournalist Alain Schroeder./.

Compiled by BTA