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Monday, June 22, 2020 - 9:30pm

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, June 22, 2020 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a $4.65 million grant to Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV). The award signing ceremony, hosted at FUV’s Crescent Plaza campus, was attended by U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink, USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Michael Greene, and FUV President Đàm Bích Thủy. This new two-year assistance grant to FUV follows a successful USAID grant of $7.2 million from 2017 to 2020.

The participants discuss findings in the survey report.
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 9:30pm

HANOI, June 22, 2020 -- The National Single Window (NSW) is a one-stop shop for customs clearances and is expected to simplify import/export administrative procedures in accordance with international practices and standards. From September 2019 - March 2020, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Trade Facilitation Program, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), and the General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDVC) conducted a survey to measure the level of satisfaction amongst businesses in doing administrative procedures via the NSW. The survey analysis and recommendations are expected to foster the substantive reforms of all government ministries which currently process administrative procedures through the NSW by reducing costs, shortening processing times, and improving overall efficiency.

Saturday, May 2, 2020 - 4:45am

Today, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink announced that the U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will be providing an additional $5 million to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Vietnamese economy. The funds will be utilized to bring much needed resources to bear immediately, including supporting private sector recovery by i) enhancing access to finance for businesses; ii) improving business support capacity during an expected surge in demand; and iii) partnering with Government of Vietnam (GVN) stakeholders to bolster the GVN’s relief interventions.

Monday, April 27, 2020 - 4:45am

Hanoi, April 27, 2020 — The United States Government recently announced a global financial commitment for countries affected by the novel coronavirus COVID-19, including Vietnam. Today, the U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink announced that the U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is providing nearly $4.5 million to its implementing partners in Vietnam and is working in collaboration with the Government of Vietnam to meet priority outbreak response needs. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 2:45pm

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) virtually signed a $42 million agreement to advance Vietnam’s economic competitiveness, through strengthening private sector competitiveness, innovation and startup ecosystems, and human capital.  

USAID supports the launch of Quang Tri province’s first transition house.
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.

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. 

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Last updated: May 13, 2020

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