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Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 3:45am

Hanoi, June 12, 2019 -- Today, Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) leader and the U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink participated in a public consultation to introduce MOIT’s proposal for Vietnam’s Direct Power Purchase Agreement (DPPA) mechanism. This new policy will allow businesses in Vietnam to procure electricity directly from private firms producing renewable energy and enable them to power their operations with 100 percent renewable energy.

During the development of this innovative mechanism, the Electricity Regulatory Authority of Vietnam (ERAV), an agency under MOIT, consulted with investors, financial institutions, Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) and its subsidiaries, private power producers, and other potential market participants to develop a successful DPPA pilot program.

Photo: Ribbon cutting ceremony during the event.
Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 8:30am

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Vietnam’s Air Defense Airforce Command (ADAFC) launched the dioxin remediation project at Bien Hoa Airbase, the largest remaining hotspot of dioxin contamination in Vietnam. The project will remediate high-risk areas over an estimated ten-year period using treatment and isolation methods similar to those used at Danang Airport.

Photo: U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy and a person with disabilities at the event.
Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 8:15am

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Office of the Standing Board for the National Committee on the Settlement of Post-War Unexploded Ordnance and Toxic Chemical Consequences (Office 701), signed a memorandum of intent that will improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities in seven targeted Vietnamese provinces - Quang Tri, Hue, Quang Nam, Binh Dinh, Dong Nai, Binh Phuoc, and Tay Ninh. Over the next five years, USAID and Office 701 will work with the Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs; the Ministry of Health; local organizations; and the People’s Committees in these provinces to provide direct care, build the capacity of the rehabilitation sector, and develop community level social services.

USAID/Vietnam Deputy Mission Director Craig Hart and ISDS Director Dr. Khuat Thu Hong with the community volunteers.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 4:30am

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS) hosted an event to mark the completion of the USAID Land Access for Women (LAW) project. The International Center for Research on Women and ISDS implemented this project from 2014 to 2018.

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 4:00am

Ho Chi Minh City, November 30, 2018 — On the eve of World AIDS Day 2018, Vietnam’s Ministry of Health (MOH), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and global health non-profit organization, PATH, announced the nationwide launch of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) services for HIV prevention.

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 2:30am

On November 23-24, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry organized a workshop in Quy Nhon where business leaders in Central Vietnam pledged to actively combat illegal wildlife consumption, tapping new programs to shed light on wildlife crime and myths about consumption that are driving the trade in and through the country.

United States and Vietnam Complete Environmental Remediation at Danang Airport
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 10:45am

Today, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink and Vietnam Ministry of National Defense (MND) Vice Minister Nguyễn Chí Vịnh witnessed the signing of an agreement to hand over 13.7 hectares of remediated land at the Danang International Airport to the control of the Ministry of Transportation. This is the third and last portion of land to be turned over for expansion of Danang International Airport. The ceremony also marked the completion of the six-year, $110 million Environmental Remediation of Dioxin Contamination at Danang Airport Project, jointly implemented by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and MND.

U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink answers media questions at the event.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 10:30am

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Ministry of Justice (MOJ) hosted an event to mark the completion of the USAID Governance For Inclusive Growth (GIG) program.

U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink, USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Michael Greene, and Vice Minister of Justice Nguyen Khanh Ngoc opened the event. It was attended by about 250 representatives from government ministries, business associations, social organizations, international organizations, and news agencies.

Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 10:15pm

HANOI, May 11, 2018 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) officially launched the USAID Saving Species project. U.S. Ambassador Daniel J. Kritenbrink, Permanent Deputy Minister of MARD Dr. Ha Cong Tuan, representatives of the MARD Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species Management Authority of Vietnam, and other government and NGO stakeholders attended the launch.

USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Michael Greene speaks at the launch.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 4:45am

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the People’s Committee of Quang Nam Province, officially launched the USAID Green Annamites project in Tam Ky City. USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Michael Greene, Vice Chairman of Quang Nam Le Tri Thanh, along with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and other stakeholders from the province attended the launch.

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Last updated: April 08, 2019

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