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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.

USAID helps local and ethnic minority communities to diversify and improve their livelihoods.
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 10:45am

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Quang Nam Provincial People’s Committee (PPC), and the Thua Thien Hue PPC hosted an event in Danang to mark the completion of the USAID Green Annamites project. USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Ann Marie Yastishock, Quang Nam PPC Chairman Lê Trí Thanh, Thua Thien-Hue PPC Vice Chairman Nguyễn Văn Phương, Ministry representatives, provincial leaders, District Peoples’ Committees, private sector partners, local organizations, and community members attended the event.  

USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Ann Marie Yastishock and Vietnam Social Security Deputy General Director Dr. Phạm Lương Sơn sign the Memorandum of Understanding.
Friday, November 6, 2020 - 2:30am

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Vietnam Mission Director Ann Marie Yastishock and Vietnam Social Security (VSS) Deputy General Director Dr. Phạm Lương Sơn signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), formalizing that the USAID Local Health System Sustainability project will provide technical assistance to VSS to improve its Social Health Insurance (SHI) implementation for the next four years. The project will also support Vietnam’s transition to full financial ownership of its HIV and tuberculosis responses. During the signing ceremony Mission Director Yastishock said, “We value our close partnership with VSS and will continue our work together to strengthen the governance and financial management capacity of VSS to manage SHI funds effectively, efficiently, equitably, and with accountability. The MOU signing reinforces USAID’s commitment to support Vietnam’s efforts in its journey to self-reliance towards achieving strong, sustainable health systems as a means to support access to universal health coverage.”

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 4:30am

WASHINGTON D.C., October 30, 2020 - Today, while in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo announced the United States is providing an additional $2 million in humanitarian assistance to respond to Typhoon Molave and the ongoing severe flooding that has affected Central Vietnam since early October. This amount brings the total humanitarian assistance from the U.S. Government for people touched by the floods to $2.1 million.

USAID has been working with private companies to build large-scale solar and wind power plants in Vietnam.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 9:00pm

HANOI, Vietnam, October 28, 2020 -- Today, during the Indo-Pacific Business Forum being held in Hanoi, Vietnam, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Vietnam Mission Director Ann Marie Yastishock announced the launch of the Vietnam Low Emission Energy Program II (V-LEEP II). This five-year, $36 million program will accelerate Vietnam’s transition to a clean, secure, and market-driven energy system.

USAID supports a disaster response drill in Nam Dinh province.
Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 11:45pm

HANOI, October 17, 2020 -- Today, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink announced an initial $100,000 in disaster relief funds. These funds will be provided by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VNRC) to address the immediate humanitarian needs of vulnerable communities in areas most affected by Tropical Storm Linfa.

U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink joins other distinguished guests to witness while USAID/Vietnam Acting Mission Director Bradley Bessire and Vietnam's Office of the Government (OOG) Chairman Mai Tiến Dũng sign the MoU.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 11:15pm

HANOI, October 13, 2020 -- Today, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Acting Vietnam Mission Director Bradley Bessire and Vietnam’s Office of the Government (OOG) Chairman Mai Tiến Dũng participated in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony between USAID and OOG. Through this MOU, USAID will help OOG accelerate administrative reforms, enhance national inter-agency coordination and transparency, and further develop its e-government platform - the National Public Service Portal - which will improve access to information, benefitting both citizens and businesses.

USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Michael Greene and VNOSMP Director Lê Chí Dũng sign the MOI.
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 9:00am

HANOI, July 9, 2020 -- Yesterday, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Persons (VNOSMP) signed a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) to support DNA analysis of unidentified human remains recovered from the U.S.-Vietnam war. Under this agreement, USAID will provide Vietnam with the best, cutting edge technology for DNA extraction and analysis, work with Vietnam to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of their laboratories, and ultimately increase the number of remains that can be accurately reunited with their families. The signing ceremony was attended by U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink, USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Michael Greene, USAID/Vietnam Deputy Mission Director Craig Hart, Vietnam’s First Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Bùi Thanh Sơn, and VNOSMP Director Lê Chí Dũng.

USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Michael Greene and FUV President Đàm Bích Thủy sign the grant agreement.
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.

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Last updated: November 05, 2021

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