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May 15, 2015

HAI PHONG, May 15, 2015 - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partner, Peace Winds America, have launched the Sister Cities Disaster Preparedness Program.  Numerous small and medium sized businesses will participate in the three-year initiative that promotes business resilience and public-private cooperation in partnership with the city of Hai Phong.

In May 2015, the initiative begins a business continuity training program for ten pre-selected pilot businesses.  Upon completing this program, the business leaders will be better able to protect their organizations from disaster risks by using actionable business continuity plans. These pilot businesses will serve as models for other Hai Phong businesses in preparing for continuity during future disasters.  Vietnamese trainers representing business associations, universities, and the government will join the pilot sessions for  a “Train the Trainer” program. 

USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker speaks at the HEEAP Conference
March 19, 2013

The U.S.-supported Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program (HEEAP) opened its first conference to provide leaders in government, industry and academia an opportunity to discuss and collaborate on improving engineering education throughout Southeast Asia. 

U.S. Ambassador David Shear addresses the PCI launch in Hanoi.
March 14, 2013

 

HANOI, March 14, 2013 -- It is my pleasure to join you today in launching the annual Provincial Competitiveness Index report for 2012. This event marks the eighth year of collaboration between the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the U.S. Agency for International Development in helping to improve economic governance and competitiveness across the country.

March 7, 2013

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced the launch of an essay contest highlighting the crucial role women play in advancing development in Vietnam, especially in the fields of science, engineering and technology.
The "Women in Science and Technology" Essay Contest, launched to mark International Women's Day, encourages Vietnamese students to write about how girls and women can play a greater role in science and technology in Vietnam. The submitted essays will be judged by a panel led by USAID/Vietnam and the winner will receive an Apple iPad Mini and a USAID certificate of appreciation.

Site preparation is underway for environmental remediation of dioxin contamination at Danang Airport.
February 19, 2013

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced that it has contracted with TerraTherm, Inc. to carry out thermal remediation of dioxin at Vietnam's Danang Airport. 

Delegation from the United States to the LMI Infrastructure Best Practices Exchange.
January 14, 2013

The U.S. Departments of State and Commerce and Vietnam Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Transport in collaboration with the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council hosted a Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Infrastructure Best Practices Exchange in Hanoi on January 14-15, 2013. The LMI Infrastructure Best Practices Exchange brought together senior U.S. and regional government officials and private sector representatives responsible for infrastructure development from the United States and the LMI partner countries of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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