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December 5, 2019

Over the last 10 years, USAID has been supporting Vietnam to develop and implement its national Payment for Forest Environmental Services (PFES) system. Through the PFES system, downstream forest’s service users, including hydropower companies, pay upstream communities for protecting watersheds so that those companies have stable water supply to produce electricity. Since 2011, PFES has generated more than $500 million, which has been paid to thousands of upstream households to protect forests in 44 provinces.

December 5, 2019

BIEN HOA CITY, DECEMBER 5, 2019 -- Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Vietnam’s Air Defense Air Force Command (ADAFC), the Ministry of National Defense, and the National Action Center for Chemical and Environmental Treatment (NACCET) celebrated the commencement of dioxin remediation operations at Bien Hoa Airbase and the signing of an agreement to implement a $65 million program to support persons with disabilities. This significant milestone in the U.S.-Vietnam relationship was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình, Vice Minister of National Defense Senior Lieutenant General Nguyễn Chí Vịnh, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires to Vietnam Caryn R. McClelland, U.S. Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Marie Damour, and USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Michael Greene.

December 3, 2019

At the request of the Government of Vietnam (GVN), the U.S. Government agreed to complete dioxin remediation, or cleanup, of the Danang Airport and Bien Hoa Airbase area due to high dioxin concentrations in soil and sediment remaining from the U.S.-Vietnam War.

November 29, 2019

USAID Improves Vietnamese SMEs’ Awareness of Supply Chain Opportunities: The USAID Linkages for Small and Medium Enterprises (USAID LinkSME) project aims to help Vietnamese Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) participate in manufacturing supply chains. From November 20-23, USAID and the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Agency for Enterprise Development organized workshops in Gia Lai and Thua Thien-Hue provinces to promote partnership opportunities with USAID LinkSME to regional officials and business support organizations.

November 29, 2019

CLiKC! is an online training portal that offers training materials and useful information in accordance with international standards set by the World Customs Organization. On November 19, the USAID Trade Facilitation Program participated in a one-year review workshop on CliKC! at the General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDVC).  While Vietnam Customs was granted access to CLiKC! several years ago, they did not use it frequently until the USAID Trade Facilitation Program began providing Vietnam Customs with technical assistance and training.

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Last updated: January 02, 2020

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