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Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 6:00am

HANOI, June 14, 2022 – Today, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partner, PATH, celebrated the completion of the eight-year USAID/PATH Healthy Markets project and launched the new five-year USAID/PATH STEPS project at an event that was attended by USAID/Vietnam Deputy Mission Director Bradley Bessire. The US$20.7 million USAID/PATH Healthy Markets project ran from 2014 to 2021 and was funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Through the project, USAID and PATH worked with the Ministry of Health’s Vietnam Administration for HIV/AIDS Control (VAAC) to generate sustainable approaches for increasing investment in, demand for, and supply of transformational HIV-related goods and services.

The signing was observed by MARD Minister Le Minh Hoan and Deputy Secretary Sherman.
Monday, June 13, 2022 (All day)

Hanoi, June 13, 2022 – Today, in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), and with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman joining, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched a new project to help Vietnam control the increasingly serious wildlife trafficking situation. The $15 million, five-year project, called Saving Threatened Wildlife, will work toward increasing Vietnam’s leadership in addressing wildlife crime by enhancing the commitment of Government of Vietnam leaders at the national and provincial levels, improving law enforcement effectiveness, and reducing demand and consumption of illegal wildlife products.

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman joins Vietnamese government and public health leaders at the event.
Sunday, June 12, 2022 (All day)

HANOI, June 12, 2022 – Today at Bach Mai Hospital, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman joined Vietnamese government and public health leaders to celebrate the start of the installation of a new liquid oxygen system provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Bach Mai oxygen system is the largest of 13 such systems being provided by USAID to health care facilities across Vietnam to support the care of patients with severe cases of COVID-19. Beyond COVID-19, strengthening access to oxygen can improve outcomes for newborns in respiratory distress; children with pneumonia, sepsis, and/or congenital heart disease; adults with tuberculosis; and beyond.

USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Ann Marie Yastishock and KOICA Country Director Cho Han Deog present the signed MoU.
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 5:45am

HANOI, June 8, 2022 – Today, representatives of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) signed the first Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two agencies in Vietnam, on cooperation to reduce pollution, mitigate climate change in the Mekong Delta, and accelerate the transition to clean energy in Vietnam. USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Ann Marie Yastishock and KOICA Country Director Cho Han Deog signed the MOU.

U.S. Consul General Marie Damour attends the launch of a new liquid oxygen system provided by the USAID.
Friday, June 3, 2022 - 9:45am

BINH DUONG, June 3, 2022 Today at Binh Duong Provincial General Hospital, Consul General Marie Damour joined provincial government and public health leaders to celebrate the launch of a new liquid oxygen system provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Binh Duong system is one of 13 USAID-funded liquid oxygen systems being installed at health care facilities across Vietnam to strengthen critical care capacity and save lives, and the largest such system being installed in the south.

Friday, June 3, 2022 - 5:00am

HANOI, JUNE 3, 2022 -- Today, U.S. Ambassador Marc Knapper joined Vietnam’s Vice Minister of Industry and Trade Đặng Hoàng An and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Ann Marie Yastishock to launch USAID’s $36 million, flagship clean energy project.  U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris first announced the project during her visit to Vietnam in August 2021.

Cat Lai Port, Ho Chi Minh City
Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 10:30am

HO CHI MINH CITY, May 19, 2022 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDVC) released an action plan for reducing congestion at Cat Lai Terminal, Vietnam’s busiest container operation, located at the Port of Ho Chi Minh City. The action plan, unveiled at a workshop co-organized by USAID and GDVC, contains 21 recommendations to help position the port to meet increasing demand. Before COVID-19, the port was operating at full capacity, with demand as measured by container volume expected to double by 2030.

Thursday, April 21, 2022 - 10:45pm

HANOI, APRIL 21, 2022 -- Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) signed an amendment to their bilateral partnership agreement to expand USAID’s support to Vietnam to include local capacity development. The bilateral partnership agreement as amended will expand our joint efforts to strengthen private sector competitiveness, innovation and startup ecosystems, human capital, and local capacity building. Under this amended agreement, USAID's contribution in these areas will increase from $42 million to up to $100 million, and will continue for an additional three years, to September 30, 2028.

USAID, Ministry of Planning and Investment, and Leaders of the Mekong Region Launch Mekong Innovation Initiative.
Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 5:00am

CAN THO, April 5, 2022 – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) launched the Mekong Innovation Initiative to help Vietnam advance the digital economy and Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) through developing a more robust, digitally-ready workforce and mobilize resources to support innovation in the Mekong Region. USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Ann Marie Yastishock and MPI Vice Minister Tran Duy Dong were joined by the Director of MPI’s National Innovation Center and leaders from 13 provinces in the Mekong Region for the formal launching ceremony in Can Tho.

USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Ann Marie Yastishock, Vice Minister of Health Tran Van Thuan and UNICEF Representative to Viet Nam Rana Flowers at the event.
Friday, March 25, 2022 - 6:30am

HANOI, March 25, 2022 -- Today, in a ceremony at the Ministry of Health, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and UNICEF marked their recent provision of $1 million in life-saving equipment and vaccine administration supplies to Vietnam to assist with its COVID-19 response. 

The equipment and supplies, funded by USAID and delivered through UNICEF between November 2021 and February 2022, include 2.5 million syringes, 125,000 N95 face masks and 250 portable patient monitors. The donation has come at a timely moment as Vietnam responds to the current Omicron-fueled wave.

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Last updated: June 28, 2022

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