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September 10, 2014

HANOI, September 10, 2014 -- U.S. Agency for International Development’s Acting Assistant Administrator for Asia, Denise Rollins, visited Vietnam on September 9 to highlight the partnerships behind USAID’s programs to facilitate economic growth and expand opportunities for social inclusion. The Acting Assistant Administrator also recognized the impact of past and current USAID assistance to address war legacies.

In Hanoi, Ms. Rollins met Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Cao Duc Phat; discussions touched on climate change, emerging pandemic threats, wildlife trafficking, and disaster risk reduction.  The Acting Assistant Administrator also participated in an economic governance panel where she spoke about the important role of private sector and civil society to help ensure inclusive economic growth.

Eye screening for kindergarten children in Quoc Oai district of Hanoi
June 10, 2014

Over 15,000 primary and secondary students in Quoc Oai district of Hanoi have received vision screenings with those in need receiving quality eyeglasses under an eye care project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through a grant provided to Advancing and Partners Communities/JSI.

June 6, 2014

With support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), in cooperation with Nam Dinh People’s Committee and the Management Board of Biosphere Reserve of Inter-provincial Coastal Wetlands of Red River Delta, organized a two-day symposium to promote coherent climate change adaptation actions for the entire Red River Delta.

Representatives from provincial departments of construction participate in a panel discussion on energy efficiency.
May 6, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Vietnam’s Ministry of Construction (MOC) launched a technical assistance and training program under USAID’s Vietnam Clean Energy Program to promote energy efficiency in the building sector.  The long-term objective of the program is to support Vietnam’s sustainable growth by reducing greenhouse gas emissions through the more efficient usage of electricity in the building sector.

Acting Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator Jason Foley speaks at the launching ceremony.
May 6, 2014

Over the past decade Vietnam has experienced exponential economic growth. While this is an enviable position to be in, I understand there are serious concerns as to how the country is going to fuel this rapid expansion. By implementing a robust program to promote energy efficiency, the Ministry of Construction can have a meaningful effect on national rates of energy consumption and save significant amounts in power production to boost energy security.  Another significant impact is the lowering of growth in greenhouse gas emissions.

April 22, 2014

With U.S. Government support, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) today launched a regional network to highlight the successes of women entrepreneurs contributing to economic development and help them address challenges they face in finance, networking and training.

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