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Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 11:45am

QUANG NAM, October 20, 2016 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new project that will assist Vietnam’s transition to climate-smart and low-emission development through improved forest protection, enhanced biodiversity conservation, and increased resilience of communities.

USAID's Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for Asia Gloria Steele, announced the USAID Green Annamites Project during a meeting with leaders of the People’s Committee of Quang Nam province. This project, which runs from 2016 until 2020, will invest approximately $24 million in Quang Nam and Thua Thien Hue provinces.

“Climate change work is an important part of our strategy in Vietnam,” said Steele. “This project is designed to improve people’s incomes by promoting investment in climate smart agriculture while at the same time conserving Vietnam’s natural forests and biodiversity. Quang Nam and Thua Thien Hue provinces are demonstrating how sustainable development can contribute to Vietnam’s efforts to achieve low emission and resilient economic growth.”

A rice field in Tra Vinh Province, which is being affected by the drought.
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 5:00am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced a disaster relief grant from the U.S. Government to help Vietnam respond to the severe drought and saltwater intrusion that are affecting the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in its southern provinces and the Central Highlands.

U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius speaks at the Red River Delta Climate Change Symposium.
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 3:30am

Researchers, activists, representatives of international development partners and Vietnamese government officials at the central and provincial levels, including those from the country’s five Red River Delta provinces (Hai Phong, Thai Binh, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh and Quang Ninh), are gathering at a two-day climate change symposium that aims to promote delta-wide cooperation in addressing climate change impacts.

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 2:30am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today made public a Property Rights and Gender Training Toolkit, designed to give community volunteers knowledge they can use to educate communities about land rights, mitigate land disputes, and provide counseling.

Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 3:45am

Thousands of persons with disabilities in both rural and urban areas of Vietnam have enjoyed better health, education and livelihood opportunities as part of the support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Persons with Disabilities Support Program.

USAID Vietnam Office of Health Director John Eyres speaks at the event.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 7:45am

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced that Bedaquiline, the first new medication to fight drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) in over 40 years, is now available in Vietnam through its partnership with Janssen Therapeutics of Johnson & Johnson. This innovative partnership is a significant step forward in the global fight against the growing health threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

USAID Vietnam Mission Director Joakim Parker and Vietnam’s Vice Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Trong Dam
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 2:45am

With continuing funding from the U.S. Congress, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced six new projects serving persons with disabilities in Vietnam aimed at promoting health, social inclusion and disability rights.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 3:30am

Today, the United States Agency for International (USAID), Freeland and Education for Nature – Vietnam (ENV) hosted the second annual "Outstanding Achievement Awards for Wildlife Protection" ceremony to honor five law enforcement officers and two journalists for their contributions to the protection of wildlife in Vietnam.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 12:45am

Over the past decade, some 25 countries and territories across Asia and the Pacific have introduced a range of protective laws and ordinances, passed supportive court decisions and pioneered constitutional reform processes which promoted the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 1:00am

As the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction is celebrated globally, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced its support for a new disaster risk management program to be implemented by the Vietnam Red Cross (VNRC). The project is expected to benefit an estimated 20,000 people in Bac Lieu, Hoa Binh, and Quang Tri provinces by helping them be better prepared for natural disasters.


Last updated: September 27, 2016

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