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November 16, 2017

On November 9, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon Jr. participated in a ceremony to celebrate the success of a joint project between USAID and Vietnam’s Ministry of National Defense to remediate dioxin at Danang Airport. During the ceremony, Under Secretary Shannon announced that the United States is committed to contributing to joint US-Vietnam dioxin remediation efforts at the Bien Hoa Airbase. As the U.S. and Vietnam close the door on a painful wartime legacy and open the door into a new era of partnership, Under Secretary Shannon said that the U.S. and Vietnamese people would cross the threshold together into a shared future of prosperity and peace.

November 16, 2017

Vietnam seeks to ramp-up renewable energy generation from solar and wind power to 1,650 megawatts (MW) by 2020 and to 18,000 MW by 2030. In order to accomplish this, USAID and Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) are working together to allow private sector electricity buyers and renewable energy providers to enter into Direct Power Purchase Agreements (DPPA). The DPPA mechanism will allow businesses to competitively procure renewable energy in Vietnam while also creating new business opportunities for world-class clean energy technologies.

November 10, 2017

Today, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink announced over $1 million in emergency assistance and longer-term disaster risk reduction support to Vietnam to respond to the impacts of Typhoon Damrey and future disasters on behalf of the U.S. Government.

November 2, 2017

As PEPFAR transitions away from providing HIV drugs in Vietnam, the Vietnam Administration of HIV/AIDS (VAAC) needs to accurately forecast and quantify the annual demand of HIV drugs needed. Earlier this year, USAID’s Global Health Supply Chain activity provided technical assistance to VAAC on assessing the annual demand of HIV drugs, developing a supply plan, and forecasting the level of funding needed to meet the demand.

November 2, 2017

Vietnam seeks to improve the effectiveness of its natural resource tax system, which imposes taxes on sectors such as mining. The goal is to increase state revenue while sustaining the country’s natural resources for the long-term. After a series of field visits, USAID’s Governance for Inclusive Growth (GIG) Program and the Ministry of Finance (MOF) reviewed the current management of Vietnam’s natural resource tax system, which includes provincial agencies and companies in the extractives industry.


For USAID/Vietnam Newsroom items issued before January 2017, please visit the 2012-2017 Archive Site.


Last updated: May 10, 2018

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