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Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 6:30am

HANOI, November 23, 2021 -- Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), and Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam Beverages (Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam) officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a Green Index to help businesses identify provinces that are facilitating green operations. Conceived by VCCI and supported by USAID and Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam, the Green Index will promote environmental regulatory reforms and improve environmentally-friendly investment at the provincial level. During her August trip to Vietnam, U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris announced USAID’s support for developing a Green Index to rally the private sector to climate action.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 12:45am

Today, at Commune Health Station of Ward 5 in District 6, U.S. Acting Consul General Robert Greenan observed the integration of tuberculosis (TB) screening with the national COVID-19 vaccination campaign. Integrated TB screening is endorsed by the National TB Program, and with USAID assistance, Vietnam first deployed this integrated approach at COVID-19 vaccination sites in Hanoi last month with plans to expand it to Tien Giang and Can Tho provinces as well. At today’s COVID-19 vaccination event, community members from District 6 received their COVID-19 vaccine and all of those who were 55 years or older were provided with a free chest X-ray taken on an ultra-portable, hand-held X-ray device that detects signs of TB. After laboratory analysis all patients will receive their test results over the next three days and be referred to appropriate treatment if needed. This service is supported by USAID’s Erase TB project, a $2 million, three-year initiative to increase TB detection and access to care in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. The integrated screenings are in partnership with the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health, Pham Ngoc Thach Hospital, the District 6 People’s Committee, and local health workers. 

Friday, October 29, 2021 - 11:45am

HANOI, October 29, 2021 -- The Alliance Leadership Group, the private sector platform advising the Mekong Sustainable Manufacturing Alliance (The Alliance), is seeking firms with an active commitment in leading on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues to join its membership body. With strong participation from global brands, The Alliance plays an instrumental role in advancing ESG priorities in the following sectors in Cambodia, Thailand, and Vietnam: textiles/apparel, food processing, and electronics.

Friday, October 29, 2021 - 11:30am

HANOI, October 29, 2021 -- Huge gender gaps in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) remain in Southeast Asia, with the World Bank reporting the average share of female graduates from STEM programs at the tertiary level among Southeast Asia’s middle-income countries at only 35 percent. These factors, along with other challenges and barriers for women to join the energy sector’s workforce, have resulted in a severe underrepresentation of women in the energy sector, particularly at the leadership level.

Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 6:00pm

Today, during the fourth Indo-Pacific Business Forum, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced $860,000 in assistance for three renewable energy projects in Vietnam. The new funding supports USAID’s ongoing efforts to reduce risk and transaction costs for project developers to encourage increased private sector investment in Vietnam’s renewable energy development - a key driver of economic growth and resilience.

Fishing activities in Phu Quoc.
Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 5:15am

HANOI, October 21, 2021 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the Directorate of Fisheries of the Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development launched the Mekong Delta Coastal Habitat Conservation project, which was announced during U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris’s visit to Vietnam in August. With a planned budget of up to $2.9 million provided by USAID, this three-year project aims to protect key coastal habitats in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam to increase the sustainability of fisheries, enhance climate change adaptation, and improve biodiversity conservation.

USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Ann Marie Yastishock speaks at the event.
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.

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.

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Last updated: November 05, 2021

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