Vaccine against African swine fever produced successfully by Vietnam

Thursday, 02/06/2022 17:14
Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Phung Duc Tien said that Vietnam has successfully produced a vaccine against African swine fever (ASF).

NAVET-ASFVAC experimental vaccine (Photo: VNA)

The ministry will officially announce this achievement, and grant a circulation permit for the vaccine on June 3, stated Tien.

The vaccine has the trade name of NAVET-ASFVAC produced by NAVETCO National Veterinary Joint Stock Company, with the expected price at 34,000 VND – 36,000 VND (1.47 USD – 1.55 USD) per dose, said the Vietnam News Agency.

According to him, although more than 4,000 studies related to the virus and vaccine development by scientists have been published, there has been no commercial vaccine against the disease in the world so far.

To date, no country in the world has announced successful production of a commercial vaccine against disease. Therefore, the potential for exporting the vaccine produced in Vietnam is huge, he added.

ASF is a highly contagious viral disease of domestic and wild pigs, whose mortality rate can reach 100 percent. Not a danger to human health, yet it has devastating effects on pig populations and the farming economy.

All Vietnamese students win medals at Asia-Pacific Informatics Olympiad

The Ministry of Education and Training said that all the seven Vietnamese students competing at the Asia-Pacific Informatics Olympiad (APIO) 2022 won medals, including three golds. 

All the seven Vietnamese students competing at the Asia-Pacific Informatics Olympiad (APIO) 2022
win medals (Photo: VNA)

According to the Vietnam News Agency, with three gold and four silver medals, Vietnam ranked third among the 35 participating countries and territories at the event, following China, and Russia.

This is the best-ever performance of Vietnam at the contest, the ministry noted.

The gold medalists are Truong Van Quoc Bao, a 12th grader from the Phan Boi Chau high school for gifted students in the central province of Nghe An; Duong Minh Khoi and Tran Xuan Bach from the high school for gifted students in natural sciences under the Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU).

Fifteen Vietnamese contestants competed online at the VNU University of Engineering and Technology on May 22.

The virtual APIO 2022, hosted by Egypt, gathered 888 contestants, 186 of whom were nominated for medals.

Viettel wins big at 2022 IT World Awards

Viettel has grabbed the most awards among more than 100 IT firms participating in the 17th Annual 2022 IT World Awards with 41 products honoured in 37 categories.

All registered Viettel products and services have won prizes at the 2022 IT World Awards. (Photo:

This is the third consecutive year that all registered Vietttel products and services have won prizes at the competition, said the Vietnam News Agency.

Winning products are in the health, education, finance and cybersecurity areas that are prioritised by the Government. They have proven effective in practice and are used regularly. Typical among them are the COVID-19 vaccination support system, education ecosystem and remote working solution on cloud platform.

Notably, Mytel, a member company of Viettel Group in Myanmar, has received “Hot Company of the Year” award in the telecommunications category for its efforts to help Myanmar people overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.

IT World Awards is an annual award organised by Silicon Valley-based Network Product Guide to honour achievements and recognitions in the information technology and cyber security industries worldwide.

More than 170 judges from around the world representing a wide spectrum of industry experts participated in the judging process.

Besides Viettel, other big winners of the competition include Intel, AttackIQ, BairesDev, Tek Leaders Inc, ThreatModeler Software, Inc and WatchGuard Technologies.

Over 92 percent of Vietnamese firms register to use e-invoices

As many as 764,314 firms, or more than 92 percent of Vietnamese total, have registered to convert to electronic invoices, according to deputy head of the General Department of Taxation Dang Ngoc Minh.

Over 92 percent of Vietnamese firms register to use e-invoices (Photo: VNA)

Over 52,770 business households and individuals nationwide have also registered to use this kind of document, reported by the Vietnam News Agency.

Minh said that the use of e-invoices is a key and important task of the tax sector to promote digital transformation at businesses, agencies as well as other state ones.

The work will contribute to automating the way of serving the people, the management and organisation methods in order to reform administrative procedures, reduce costs, increase productivity of businesses, and at the same time contribute to promoting the development of e-commerce.

Vietnam launched its national e-invoice system on April 21. It is expected to help create an equal, transparent, and favourable business environment for people and enterprises, thus helping improve labour productivity and carry out the national digital transformation strategy.

Newly established firms up in first five months

The number of newly-established enterprises in the first five months of the year was 62,961, up 12.9% over the same period in 2021, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

 62,961 newly-established enterprises in the first five months (Photo: VOV)

This was the highest number ever for the first five months of the year, the GSO said.

The Vietnam News Agency said that in the first five months of this year, newly registered capital reached about VND761 billion, down 2.2% over the same period in 2021.

Meanwhile, 22,108 operating enterprises registered an increase of about VND1.68 trillion, up 72.7% over the same period in 2021.

Therefore, the total registered capital of the economy in the first five months was more than VND2.4 trillion, up 39.5% on the year.

The GSO reported that Vietnam saw 98,600 newly established enterprises and enterprises resume operations in the first five months of this year, up 25.8% over the same period last year.

The numbers showed a substantial recovery of enterprises in the first five months.

During this period, 45,900 firms temporarily ceased operation, 19,000 were in the dissolution process, and 6,900 completed dissolution procedures.

The GSO said in May, Vietnam had 13,400 newly established enterprises, down 10.9% compared to the previous month but up 15.2% over the same period last year.

There were 5,207 enterprises resuming operation, down 26% from the previous month and up 6.4% over the same period in 2021.

During the first five months, 913 newly-established enterprises operate in the agriculture, forestry and fishery sectors, up 2.4% over the same period last year; about 16,200 in the industrial and construction industries, up 5.9%, and 45,900 in the service sector, up 15.8%./.

Compiled by BTA