On May 23, CDC and USAID facilitated a Congressional delegation visit to the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Hanoi. Senator Tom Carper, and U.S. Representatives Beto O'Rourke and Joaquin Castro, who were traveling to Vietnam as guests of President Barack Obama, participated in a test run of the EOC, linking with the EOC at the Ministry of Health General Department of Preventive Medicine and the U.S. CDC in Atlanta in real-time.
On May 18, in Danang, USAID’s Protecting the Rights of Persons with Disabilities project held a policy dialogue with Ministry of Transportation (MOT), three airlines operating in Vietnam, and 14 airport authorities to address the barriers faced by passengers with disabilities, and ways to improve the accessibility and make the airports more inclusive.
U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius and Deputy Minister of Defense Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh announced today the successful treatment of dioxin-contaminated soil at Danang Airport under a project managed by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of National Defense. Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam attended the event.
USAID and the Government of Vietnam continued implementing the Environmental Remediation of Dioxin Contamination at Danang Airport Project, launched in August 2012
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today announced a disaster relief grant from the U.S. Government to help Vietnam respond to the severe drought and saltwater intrusion that are affecting the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in its southern provinces and the Central Highlands.
Last updated: August 08, 2016