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Community and Stakeholder Engagement

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Since USAID started working on the Danang Airport Remediation Project in 2009, more than 55 meetings, site visits and workshops have been held between the U.S. and Vietnamese governments to engage project stakeholders throughout the assessment and design phases of the project. The following highlights some of these meetings, site visits and workshops:

  • Initial Field Visit to Danang Airport - October 14, 2009 (Danang)
  • Presentation of Danang Environmental Sampling Plan to United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) - December 10, 2009 (Hanoi)
  • Assessment and Engineering Planning and Design Work Plan Presentation, including discussion of how the Environmental Assessment (EA) process is necessary for designs and plans to proceed - December 16, 2009 (Hanoi)
  • EA Progress Report Workshop - January 29, 2010 (Hanoi)
  • Draft EA Presentation to Hanoi and Danang Stakeholders - March 16 and 18, 2010 (Hanoi and Danang)
  • Technical Workshop on In-Situ Thermal Desorption/In-Pile Thermal Desorption (ISTD/IPTD) - May 18 and 20, 2010 (Hanoi and Danang)
  • Field Visit and Technical Workshop on ISTD/IPTD and 2010 Sampling Results, including estimates of extent of contamination - May 20, 2010 (Danang)
  • Presentation at Joint Advisory Committee (JAC) Meeting - July 8, 2010 (Hanoi)
  • ISTD/IPTD Site Tour at Arnold Air Force Base - September 15, 2010 (Tennessee)
  • Presentation of August 2010 Sampling Results - October 26-27, 2010 (Hanoi and Danang)
  • Technical Meeting on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Remediation Planning - November 16, 2010 (Hanoi)
  • Danang Project Overview for United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
  • Global Environment Facility (GEF) Workshop - December 15, 2010 (Hanoi)
  • 30% Dig and Haul Design Technical Workshop - January 11-13, 2011 (Hanoi and Danang)
  • Stakeholders Meeting and Site Tour with Office of the National Steering Committee 33 (Office 33), Vietnamese Ministry of National Defense (MND), UNDP, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), U.S. Embassy - February 18 and 26, 2011 (Hanoi and Danang)
  • ISTD/IPTD Site Tour at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard - February 28, 2011 (California)
  • Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) clearance planning meeting with MND and USAID - April 20, 2011 (Hanoi) 
  • UXO clearance kick-off meeting and ceremony - June 17, 2011 (Danang)
  • Stakeholders Meeting with Office 33, MND, UNDP, USAID, US Embassy - August 5, 2011 (Hanoi)
  • EIA Meeting with Appraisal Committee - September 5, 2011 (Hanoi)
  • Presentation at JAC Meeting/Quarterly Update Meeting - September 21-23, 2011 (Hanoi)
  • 30% IPTD Design Workshop - May 8 and 10, 2012 (Hanoi and Danang)
  • ISTD/IPTD Site Tour in Denmark - May 16-18, 2012 (Denmark)
  • 90% IPTD Design Workshop - July 31 and Aug 1, 2012 (Hanoi and Danang)
  • Project coordination and progress meetings with USAID and MND - November 2011 through July 2012 (Hanoi)

Hanoi, Danang, and MND stakeholders participating in workshops and meetings during this period included:

  • Office 33
  • Science Advisory Panel of National Steering Committee 33
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) Department of Pollution Management
  • MONRE Department of Environmental Impact Assessments and Appraisal
  • MONRE Department of Hazardous Waste Management
  • Agency for Science, Technology and Environment
  • Vietnam-Russia Tropical Centre (VRTC)
  • ADCC Company Air Force Command
  • High Command of Chemical Arms
  • High Command of Engineers Arms
  • Air Force and Air Defense Services and Strategy Department
  • Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV)
  • Army Corp 372 (Danang Airbase)
  • Middle Airports Corporation (MAC)
  • Danang Power Company
  • People's Committee of Hai Chau District
  • People's Committee of Thanh Khe District
  • People's Committee of Cam Le District

In addition to the ongoing exchange with host government counterparts, USAID/Vietnam regularly consults with U.S. Government stakeholders, including the U.S. Embassy, U.S. State Department, USAID/Washington, USEPA, and Congress.

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Last updated: September 16, 2014

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