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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 2:30am

HANOI, January 23, 2018 – Today, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink joined Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Minister of National Defense, in witnessing the signing of a Memorandum of Intent between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of National Defense Military Science Department to begin the process of dioxin contamination remediation at Bien Hoa Air Base area.

Bien Hoa is the largest remaining hotspot of dioxin contamination in Vietnam. USAID will work with the Ministry of National Defense to first design and then implement a remediation program over the next several years. The United States is committed to working with Vietnam and the Ministry of National Defense to resolve war time legacies while continuing to strengthen the economic, cultural, and security ties between the two countries.


For USAID/Vietnam press releases issued before January 2017, please visit the 2012-2017 Archive Site

Last updated: March 19, 2018

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