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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.

U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Christopher Klein speaks at at the event.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 3:45am

HANOI, April 28, 2021 -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) marked the completion of the five-year USAID Vietnam Low Emission Energy Program (V-LEEP) today. Through V-LEEP, MOIT and USAID worked together to enhance Vietnam’s capacity in developing long-term energy strategies, mobilize private investments for renewable energy, and improve compliance of industrial energy efficiency.

The two new projects will help conserve over 950,000 hectares of forested area across 12 provinces in Vietnam.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 3:30am

HANOI, April 27, 2021 -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is launching two new projects to help Vietnam contribute climate-positive actions toward addressing the global climate crisis. These new projects will help conserve over 950,000 hectares of forested area across 12 provinces and three national parks in Vietnam.  Healthier, fuller forests, coupled with strong biodiversity, is critical to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 11:00am

Ho Chi Minh City, April 22, 2021 -- Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) hosted an Earth Day event in Da Lat city to mark the completion of the USAID Vietnam Forests and Deltas project and launch the new USAID Sustainable Forest Management project and USAID Biodiversity Conservation project. MARD Vice Minister Mr. Hà Công Tuấn, USAID Acting Mission Director Bradley Bessire, Ministry representatives, provincial leaders, forest owners, private sector partners, local organizations, and community members, joined the event to review the results and lessons learned from the Vietnam Forest and Delta’s work, and share recommendations on how to sustain the project’s results for future development of the forestry sector in Vietnam.

USAID Vietnam Acting Mission Director Bradley Bessire (left) and U.S. Ambassador Daniel J. Kritenbrink (center) talk with AstraZeneca Vietnam Chairman and General Director Nitin Kapoor at the handover event.
Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 3:45am

HANOI, April 1, 2021 -- The United States congratulates Vietnam on their first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX campaign, with the arrival of 811,200 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.  This campaign was made possible through the COVAX Advance Market Commitment, a global initiative to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.  The United States recently announced a commitment to provide an initial payment of $2 billion—out of a total planned $4 billion—to the COVAX Advance Market Commitment, making the United States the single largest contributor to global COVID-19 vaccine access.

Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 8:45pm

HANOI, January 28, 2021 -- Vietnam has earned an additional three awards in the latest round of the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER), an international program that funds scientists and engineers in developing countries who partner with U.S. government-funded researchers to address global development challenges.  Vietnamese researchers have earned 20 awards under this program since 2011, including these three new grants.

U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink and Vietnam's Vice Minister of National Defense Senior Lieutenant General Nguyễn Chí Vịnh hear a briefing on the progress of the Dioxin Remediation at Bien Hoa Airbase Area project.
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 10:15am

Bien Hoa City, January 20, 2020: The U.S. Mission to Vietnam, Ministry of National Defense, Dong Nai Province, and Vietnam’s Air Defense Air Force Command (ADAFC), and the Ministry of National Defense celebrated initial dioxin remediation results in the Bien Hoa Airbase area, highlighting the United States and Vietnam’s commitment toward resolving war legacies. It was attended by Vice Minister of National Defense Senior Lieutenant General Nguyễn Chí Vịnh, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink, U.S. Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Marie Damour, and United States Agency for International Development/Vietnam (USAID) Mission Director Ann Marie Yastishock.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 2:30am

HANOI, December 15, 2020 -- Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the Local Health System Sustainability (LHSS) project in Vietnam. The project aims to strengthen the Government of Vietnam’s capacity to sustainably manage HIV and tuberculosis (TB) programs towards achieving the country’s commitment to end HIV and TB by 2030. USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Ann Marie Yastishock, Vice Minister of Health Mr. Do Xuan Tuyen, representatives of Ministry of Health agencies, and other leaders from Vietnam Social Security and the Ministry of Finance attended the event.

Vietnam's Vice Minister of Health Do Xuan Tuyen and U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Christopher Klein shake hands during the event.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 2:00am

Hanoi, December 15, 2020  Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Vietnam National TB Program (NTP) expanded the Ministry of Health/NTP’s “Double X” Strategy for TB case identification, with the goal of ending TB in Vietnam by 2030.  Double X is a new strategy to diagnose TB using chest X-rays and GeneXpert, a diagnostic method that detects TB bacteria.

Representatives of USAID's Vietnam Urban Energy Security project and Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) sign the MOU.
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 7:45am

HANOI, December 14, 2020 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Vietnam Urban Energy Security project and Vietnam Electricity (EVN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize a partnership that will support EVN’s efforts to expand Rooftop Solar (RTS) energy generation in Vietnam.

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Last updated: November 05, 2021

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