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Friday, October 1, 2021 - 4:15am

HANOI, October 1, 2021 - Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Planning and Investment launched the Vietnam Workforce for an Innovation and Start-up Ecosystem (WISE) project, a two-year, USAID-funded initiative that will support Vietnam’s National Fourth Industrial Revolution Strategy to advance continued economic transformation.

After decades as one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, Vietnam’s industry and services sectors are entering a new phase of growth propelled by the brain power of an expanding young workforce. The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is at Vietnam’s doorstep creating immense opportunities and challenges for upskilling and reskilling the workforce to take advantage of new technologies, which in turn will advance and build new competitive advantages. COVID-19 has accelerated the movement to digital businesses and transformation, making it even more imperative to retool workers for the digital economy and the new normal.

A communications activity under the project on wildlife protection.
Friday, August 27, 2021 - 6:30am

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) held the closing event for the USAID Saving Species project. The virtual event was attended by delegates from ministries, state agencies, business associations, social organizations, and international organizations united in their efforts to protect Vietnam’s wildlife.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 10:30am

During her first official visit to Vietnam, Vice President Kamala Harris announced U.S. government funding provided through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to help Vietnam continue to fight COVID-19, as well as new initiatives to increase clean energy and natural resource conservation efforts, boost Vietnam’s inclusive business environment, strengthen higher education, and continue improving the lives of people with disabilities. These new efforts are expected to total nearly $100 million in new activities in Vietnam.

USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Ann Marie Yastishock speaks at the launch.
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 5:30am

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Danang City People’s Committee launched a project promoting urban energy security in Danang at an online event that was attended by USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Ann Marie Yastishock, General Director of Danang Department of Industry and Trade Le Thi Kim Phuong, and representatives of provincial branches and districts.

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Christopher Klein speaks at at the event.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 3:45am

HANOI, April 28, 2021 -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) marked the completion of the five-year USAID Vietnam Low Emission Energy Program (V-LEEP) today. Through V-LEEP, MOIT and USAID worked together to enhance Vietnam’s capacity in developing long-term energy strategies, mobilize private investments for renewable energy, and improve compliance of industrial energy efficiency.

The two new projects will help conserve over 950,000 hectares of forested area across 12 provinces in Vietnam.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 3:30am

HANOI, April 27, 2021 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is launching two new projects to help Vietnam contribute climate-positive actions toward addressing the global climate crisis. These new projects will help conserve over 950,000 hectares of forested area across 12 provinces and three national parks in Vietnam.  Healthier, fuller forests, coupled with strong biodiversity, is critical to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 11:00am

Ho Chi Minh City, April 22, 2021 -- Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) hosted an Earth Day event in Da Lat city to mark the completion of the USAID Vietnam Forests and Deltas project and launch the new USAID Sustainable Forest Management project and USAID Biodiversity Conservation project. MARD Vice Minister Mr. Hà Công Tuấn, USAID Acting Mission Director Bradley Bessire, Ministry representatives, provincial leaders, forest owners, private sector partners, local organizations, and community members, joined the event to review the results and lessons learned from the Vietnam Forest and Delta’s work, and share recommendations on how to sustain the project’s results for future development of the forestry sector in Vietnam.

USAID Vietnam Acting Mission Director Bradley Bessire (left) and U.S. Ambassador Daniel J. Kritenbrink (center) talk with AstraZeneca Vietnam Chairman and General Director Nitin Kapoor at the handover event.
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 3:45am

HANOI, April 1, 2021 -- The United States congratulates Vietnam on their first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX campaign, with the arrival of 811,200 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.  This campaign was made possible through the COVAX Advance Market Commitment, a global initiative to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.  The United States recently announced a commitment to provide an initial payment of $2 billion—out of a total planned $4 billion—to the COVAX Advance Market Commitment, making the United States the single largest contributor to global COVID-19 vaccine access.

Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 8:45pm

HANOI, January 28, 2021 -- Vietnam has earned an additional three awards in the latest round of the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER), an international program that funds scientists and engineers in developing countries who partner with U.S. government-funded researchers to address global development challenges.  Vietnamese researchers have earned 20 awards under this program since 2011, including these three new grants.

U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink and Vietnam's Vice Minister of National Defense Senior Lieutenant General Nguyễn Chí Vịnh hear a briefing on the progress of the Dioxin Remediation at Bien Hoa Airbase Area project.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 10:15am

Bien Hoa City, January 20, 2020: The U.S. Mission to Vietnam, Ministry of National Defense, Dong Nai Province, and Vietnam’s Air Defense Air Force Command (ADAFC), and the Ministry of National Defense celebrated initial dioxin remediation results in the Bien Hoa Airbase area, highlighting the United States and Vietnam’s commitment toward resolving war legacies. It was attended by Vice Minister of National Defense Senior Lieutenant General Nguyễn Chí Vịnh, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink, U.S. Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Marie Damour, and United States Agency for International Development/Vietnam (USAID) Mission Director Ann Marie Yastishock.

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Last updated: October 08, 2021

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