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Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 3:15am

HO CHI MINH CITY, July 5, 2016 -- U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius announced today that the U.S. Government has provided an additional $500,000 in emergency assistance to help those who have been affected by the worst drought and saltwater intrusion Vietnam has faced in decades.

“This additional aid will support vital programs to ensure that tens of thousands of people in need can harvest rainwater and have access to safe drinking water,” said Ambassador Osius. “It further demonstrates America’s steadfast commitment to helping the Vietnamese people as they recover the repercussions of this devastating drought and other impacts of climate change.”

Twenty-two of Vietnam’s 63 provinces have been impacted by the recent drought and subsequent intrusion of saltwater into the Mekong River Delta, which are negatively impacting people’s livelihoods. With this new funding, the U.S. Agency for International Development is working with the Vietnam Red Cross to provide water containers, saltwater filtration systems, water purification tablets, and disseminating good sanitation and hygiene practices to help prevent the spread of diseases.

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.

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 3:15am

U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius and Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Judith Garber today joined representatives from four coastal provinces of the Red River Delta and development partners to launch the Red River Delta Adaptation and Youth (READY) program, which will promote effective and innovative climate change adaptation (CCA) initiatives in Vietnam’s Red River Delta.

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 3:15am

The Inclusion of Vietnamese with Disabilities Project (IVWD), funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has supported the development of a national inclusive education legal framework that has enabled approximately 500,000 Vietnamese children with disabilities to enjoy school education and brought about information technology training and employment opportunities to 1,400 youths with disabilities over the past ten years.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 5:15am

USAID welcomes the announcement of the General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDVC) of the official launch of Vietnam’s National Single Window and the integration with the ASEAN Single Window customs system.

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 5:30am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today launched a Healthy Markets Innovation Fund – an initiative to identify and invest in innovative social enterprise ideas for HIV-related commodities and services in Vietnam.

Panel discussion: ‘Transforming Lives: a Retrospective Look at Past Experiences and Future Cooperation.'
Friday, August 7, 2015 - 6:00am

Today, the U.S. Embassy, in cooperation its Vietnamese government partners, held a signature event entitled “Advancing Prosperity: Twenty Years of U.S.-Vietnam Development Cooperation,” to highlight key achievements since the normalization of the diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1995 and outline the agenda for future cooperation.

USAID Mission Director Joakim Parker (right) and Vietnam's Vice Minister of Industry and Trade Cao Quoc Hung at the signing even
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 3:30am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) today agreed to cooperate in strengthening adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency policies for sustainable low-emission development in Vietnam.

USAID Vietnam Mission Director Joakim Parker presents prizes to the winners of the USAID student video contest.
Friday, July 24, 2015 - 6:30am

HANOI, July 24, 2015 -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today held an event at the U.S. Embassy’s American Center to award winners of a video contest launched by USAID to engage Vietnamese youth in addressing the country’s development challenges.

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 4:15am

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its partner, Peace Winds America, have launched the Sister Cities Disaster Preparedness Program. Numerous small and medium sized businesses will participate in the three-year initiative that promotes business resilience and public-private cooperation in partnership with the city of Hai Phong.

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Last updated: July 19, 2016

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