Japan and IOM Join Hands to Support Safe Resumption of International Travel in Viet Nam
Hanoi – H.E. Mr. Takio Yamada Japanese Ambassador to Viet Nam, Dr. Maria Nenette Motus, IOM Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific and Ms. Mihyung Park, Chief of Mission, IOM Viet Nam held a meeting to strengthen partnership for COVID-19 response and recovery at the Embassy of Japan in Hanoi, Viet Nam.
With financial support of USD 1.6 million from the Government of Japan, IOM Viet Nam is supporting the Government of Viet Nam in enhancing public health capacity at Points of Entry (POE) of six land-border crossings in Ha Giang, Quang Tri, Quang Binh, Binh Phuoc, Dak Lac and Tay Ninh provinces and five international airports (Noi Bai, Da Nang, Cam Ranh, Tan Son Nhat, and Phu Quoc airports) in Viet Nam.
“IOM is very grateful for the Government of Japan’s generous support which will facilitate safe border reopening in Viet Nam.” said IOM Regional Director, Dr. Nenette Motus.
“As Viet Nam has reopened its international border for the first time in nearly two years, border control with effective public health measures is very important.” said H.E. Mr. Takio Yamada Japanese Ambassador.
For the safe resumption of international travels, Japanese government’s contribution will support IOM’s ongoing efforts to assist frontline workers working at POE by equipping frontline workers with necessary skills for COVID-19 prevention and control and providing personal protective equipment and other essential supplies. IOM in partnership with Ministry of Health, Viet Nam will organize a series of workshops to review and update Standard Operating Procedures on the resumption of international travel with public health measures and facilitate roll-out trainings to frontline officials at POE.
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