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July 26, 2021

The United States Government, represented by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking offers from qualified persons to provide personal services under contract as described in this solicitation.

July 23, 2021

To improve import and export administrative procedures, USAID has supported the General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDVC) and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) on a series of surveys to collect feedback and assess levels of business satisfaction from the trade industry.  On July 15, the USAID Trade Facilitation Program, in cooperation with both VCCI and GDVC, held a virtual workshop, which was opened by USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Ann Marie Yastishock’s virtual remarks, to release the 2020 Report on Business’ Satisfaction with Import-Export Administrative Procedures (also known as the  Customs Satisfaction Survey - CSS 2020).

July 23, 2021

Limited access to clean water remains a common issue across Vietnam due to several developmental factors, including lack of technical and financial resource support from local governments and private sectors. To address this, USAID's Vietnam Local Works for Environmental Health project collaborated with An Giang provincial authorities to leverage partnerships among local actors to mobilize resources and advocate for a joint activity to improve access to clean water in the province. As a result, the project received official approval from the An Giang Provincial People’s Committee on July 2, and local governmental organizations and the local community have allocated over $200,000 to bring clean water to nearly 1,200 students and teachers and 350 households (approximately 1,400 people) of Phu Tan, Tri Ton and Tinh Bien districts.

July 23, 2021

Established in 2017, FUV is still in early stages of growth as well as currently utilizing a temporary campus. On July 14, the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) approved the financial commitment of $37 million via a 20-year direct loan to support the Phase I construction of a permanent campus, comprising accommodations, academic buildings, and dining and recreation facilities for up to 1,500 students. FUV’s campus will be built in the Saigon High-Tech Park on a 15 hectare parcel of land donated to the university by the Government of Vietnam. The campus will be the most environmentally advanced education complex in Vietnam and will serve as a living sustainability laboratory for students, faculty and the interested public.

July 23, 2021

Children with intellectual and developmental disabilities need interdisciplinary rehabilitation services that include occupational therapy (OT) treatment with sufficient supplies and children’s toys. On average, the Thua Thien - Hue Rehabilitation Hospital serves about 70-80 children daily, most of them with cerebral palsy, autism, and other developmental disabilities. USAID’s I-Thrive project supports a pediatric OT room and an interactive playground at the hospital to complement interdisciplinary services, combining physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language therapy.


For USAID/Vietnam Newsroom items issued before January 2017, please visit the 2012-2017 Archive Site.


Last updated: July 27, 2021

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