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Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 10:30am

HO CHI MINH CITY, May 19, 2022 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDVC) released an action plan for reducing congestion at Cat Lai Terminal, Vietnam’s busiest container operation, located at the Port of Ho Chi Minh City. The action plan, unveiled at a workshop co-organized by USAID and GDVC, contains 21 recommendations to help position the port to meet increasing demand. Before COVID-19, the port was operating at full capacity, with demand as measured by container volume expected to double by 2030.

Launch of the USAID Improving Private Sector Competitiveness project.
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 8:45am

Hanoi, January 18, 2022 – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) launched a new project focused on building the competitiveness of Vietnam’s small and growing businesses. The five-year, up to $36 million project was first announced during U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris’ visit to Vietnam in August 2021. The project will be implemented in cooperation with MPI’s Agency for Enterprise Development.

Mission Director Ann Marie Yastishock and representatives of VCCI and Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam sign the MoU.
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 - 6:30am

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.

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Last updated: May 20, 2022

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