On December 8, the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA)recognized the Ha Long - Cat Ba Alliance sustainable aquaculture and responsible tourism demonstration site as an “Excellent Sustainable Development Model of 2016.” USAID local implementing partner, the Center for Marinelife Conservation and Community Development (MCD), received the award for the USAID-funded demonstration site in Vung Vieng, Ha Long Bay.
In 2015 and 2016 SAV’s Personnel Department and the GIG Program reviewed the organizational structure of SAV’s divisions to improve its operational efficiency.
More than 280,000 people in Vietnam received HIV testing services, and 15,000 adults and children newly enrolled for antiretroviral treatment (ART) thanks to support from the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Sustainable Management of the HIV/AIDS Response and Transition to Technical Assistance Project (SMART TA) funded under the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).
In collaboration with the General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDVC), USAID’s Governance for Inclusive Growth (GIG) program conducted a workshop, “Developing an Action Plan for Implementation of Category B and C Commitments under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA),” in Hanoi from November 29 to December 1. This workshop will help Vietnam develop an action plan to implement its remaining commitments to the TFA over the next few years.
On 15 November, USAID Vietnam Mission Director Michael Greene, representatives of the Long An Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and local farmers attended a training supported by USAID’s Vietnam Forests and Deltas program to inform farmers about improved planting techniques that reduce inputs and increase yield and profits.
Last updated: December 16, 2016