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USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker speaks at the event.
November 20, 2014

HANOI, November 20, 2014 -- Today 200 businesswomen from across Vietnam gathered in Hanoi to advance their leadership skills for sustainable business growth and to better understand the business environment during Vietnam´s period of international integration and development. The forum was supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with the Hanoi Association for Women Entrepreneurs (HNEW).

“Bringing together so many dedicated businesswomen from across Vietnam, highlights the importance of advancing leadership skills for women entrepreneurs nationwide,” said USAID Mission Director, Joakim Parker. “Women entrepreneurs have the potential to drive Vietnam’s development and growth. This forum should help improve their ability to respond to opportunities in Vietnam’s economic transition, including foreign investment, the Trans-Pacific Partnership and engagement with the One ASEAN Economic Community.”

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.

April 22, 2014

Today, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the United States and the U.S. private sector launched a partnership to promote small and medium enterprise (SME) development and growth to bolster trade across the region.

Ambassador David Shear speaks at the ceremony.
April 19, 2014

Vietnam and the United States today jointly commissioned a thermal treatment system that will remediate 45,000 cubic meters of dioxin-contaminated soil that has been excavated and placed inside a containment structure at Danang airport. The historic Environmental Remediation of Dioxin Contamination Project is an important milestone in the bilateral relationship and for the people of Danang.

U.S. Ambassador David Shear speaks at the launch of Ha Long Bay Alliance.
April 15, 2014

The U.S. Embassy, in cooperation with Quang Ninh People’s Committee, today launched the “Ha Long Bay Alliance,” a joint public-private effort that will bring together U.S. and Vietnamese government officials, private sector business partners, and key local and national stakeholders to help preserve and protect Ha Long Bay. The Alliance will be supported with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

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Last updated: November 20, 2014

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