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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. 

December 17, 2014

Land Access for Women

USAID’s Acting Assistant to the Administrator Anne Aarnes speaks at the MOU signing ceremony.
December 12, 2014

Trade and investment have been powerful engines driving economic growth and reducing poverty in Vietnam. In the almost 20 years since the United States and Vietnam normalized diplomatic relations, U.S.-Vietnam two-way trade has grown from less than $500 million to over thirty-four billion dollars this year, in the process contributing to Vietnam’s dramatic reduction in poverty. Vietnam’s participation in the rules-based international trading system has also reinforced good governance and the rule of law.

December 12, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today joined the American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry to formally establish a new Vietnam Trade Facilitation Alliance (VTFA) through a memorandum of understanding. The private sector-led alliance will provide policy and technical assistance to the General Department of Vietnam Customs and relevant trade facilitation agencies and authorities in Vietnam to advance Vietnam’s competitiveness.

USAID’s Acting Assistant to the Administrator Anne Aarnes speaks at the workshop.
December 11, 2014

I am pleased to join this important event today organized by the Ministry of Justice to receive social organizations and other stakeholders’ inputs on the draft Civil Code.  This event follows lively discussions with the Ministry of Justice and social organizations on the draft civil code in Hanoi and Hai Phong recently.  USAID’s Governance for Inclusive Growth Program is honored to support the Ministry of Justice’s efforts in identifying issues on citizens and organizations rights for inclusion in the draft Civil Code.    

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