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USAID Vietnam Mission Director Joakim Parker speaks at the workshop.
October 21, 2014

HANOI, October 21, 2014 -- Good morning. It is a pleasure to address this first APEC Capacity Building Workshop on Reduction of Demand for Illegally Traded Wildlife on behalf of the U.S. Government. I should add that I do so coming from the development perspective, as I represent U.S. Government development cooperation with Vietnam.

Wildlife trafficking undermines security and funds criminal networks. It seriously challenges national development by undermining economic growth and corroding the rule of law. Reductions in biodiversity have longer term consequences for development.

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).

USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker Speaks at the 2nd Vietnam Engineering Education Conference
March 26, 2014

There is no one model for successful PPPs in general or in support of innovation in engineering education in particular. But many of Vietnam's challenges and the principles I've described at least begin to be addressed by the very effort to form alliances of government, business and educational institutions. We can make a contribution just by trying, and USAID is enthusiastic about trying.

The liquid and vapor treatment system has been constructed north of the containment structure.
March 25, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Air Defense – Air Force Command of Vietnam’s Ministry of National Defense, working with the Danang Peoples’ Committee, today held a session to share information with community representatives about progress on the Environmental Remediation of Dioxin Contamination at Danang Airport Project, which was officially launched in August 2012 with approval of the Prime Minister.

USAID Vietnam Mission Director, Joakim Parker, speaks at the seminar for female entrepreneurs.
March 7, 2014

 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Vietnam Women’s Union, and the Hanoi Entrepreneur Women Association (HNEW) partnered to bring together female entrepreneurs from seven Northern provinces and Hanoi to share their experiences in business management and business start-up in connection with International Women’s Day. 

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