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Friday, February 28, 2020 - 6:45am

QUANG TRI, February 28, 2020 - Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Action to the Community Development Center (ACDC) in collaboration with the Quang Tri Project Management Unit and Traditional Medicine and Rehabilitation Hospital launched the first transition house in Quang Tri province. This launch event was attended by USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Michael Greene, Quang Tri Provincial People’s Committee Vice Chairman Hoàng Nam, and Director of Traditional Medicine and Rehabilitation Hospital Lê Thị Liễu.

Transition houses help persons with disabilities to practice their daily living functions (such as moving, dressing, eating, etc.) so that they can fully integrate themselves into society and lead an independent life. The transition house at Cua Tung Traditional Medicine and Rehabilitation Hospital was developed with support from USAID’s Raising Voices, Creating Opportunities project. This three-year, $2 million project is expected to generate positive changes in accessibility for people with disabilities by building sustainable support models for persons with disabilities.  

Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 9:15am

BIEN HOA CITY, DECEMBER 5, 2019 -- Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Vietnam’s Air Defense Air Force Command (ADAFC), the Ministry of National Defense, and the National Action Center for Chemical and Environmental Treatment (NACCET) celebrated the commencement of dioxin remediation operations at Bien Hoa Airbase and the signing of an agreement to implement a $65 million program to support persons with disabilities. This significant milestone in the U.S.-Vietnam relationship was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình, Vice Minister of National Defense Senior Lieutenant General Nguyễn Chí Vịnh, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires to Vietnam Caryn R. McClelland, U.S. Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Marie Damour, and USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Michael Greene.

USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Michael Greene gives opening remarks at the event.
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 1:30am

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Vietnam, together with the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOIT), convened a workshop on international best practices to prevent origin fraud, illegal transshipment, and the evasion of trade remedies. Deputy Director General of the General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDVC) Mr. Mai Xuân Thành chaired the workshop and USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Michael Greene and Vice Minister of Finance Vũ Thị Mai gave opening remarks. The workshop featured presentations from GDVC, MOIT, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, European Anti-Fraud Office, Japan Customs, and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI).

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 11:00am

HANOI, November 1, 2019 - Today, at the Vietnam Ministry of National Defense’s Headquarters in Hanoi, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink, Vice Minister of National Defense Senior Lieutenant General Nguyễn Chí Vịnh, and USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Michael Greene participated in an event to commemorate the handover of 37 hectares of the Airbase by Air Defense-Air Force Command (ADAFC) to USAID, a key initial milestone in the Dioxin Remediation at Bien Hoa Airbase Area Project. USAID and ADAFC’s initial work will remediate dioxin in an area known as “Pacer Ivy” using treatment and isolation methods similar to those successfully used at Danang Airport.

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 10:45am

HO CHI MINH CITY, November 1, 2019 -- Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new project promoting urban energy security in Vietnam at an event that was attended by USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick, USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Michael Greene, leaders of the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT)’s Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority, and Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Industry and Trade. 

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 10:45am

HANOI, November 1, 2019 -- United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick is traveling to Vietnam, Thailand, Bangladesh, and Indonesia from October 29 to November 12 and will attend the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Bangkok with other senior U.S. administration officials. 

The ribbon cutting ceremony to officially launch USAID LinkSME
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 5:00am

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Office of the Vietnamese Government, and the Ministry of Planning and Investment launched the USAID Linkages for Small and Medium Enterprises (USAID LinkSME) project. The event was attended by U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink, Minister and Chairman of the Government Office Mr. Mai Tien Dung, Minister of Planning and Investment Mr. Nguyen Chi Dung, USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Michael Greene, as well as representatives from ministries, local government agencies, business associations, Vietnamese small and medium enterprises, foreign firms, international organizations, and the media.

A panel discussion on trade facilitation.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 10:30pm

HANOI, July 10, 2019 -- Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Vietnam’s Ministry of Finance launched the USAID Trade Facilitation Program.  It was attended by Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink, USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Michael Greene, as well as representatives from local government agencies, international organizations, and business associations.

U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink speaks at the event.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 3:45am

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.

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.

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Last updated: March 30, 2020

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