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June 17, 2022

In the past few years, Hai Phong, one of the most important economic centers in Vietnam, has lost its momentum in growth and competitiveness. In its latest Resolution, the Hai Phong Government determined that digitalization will be a driving force and a focus of the city's development for the next five years. The To Hieu Political School of Hai Phong City plays a central role in awareness-raising and capacity building for senior provincial officers. On June 8, 2022, USAID Vietnam Leads organized a training workshop to provide local leaders with evidence-based analyses and recommendations for crafting digitalization policies and solutions.

June 17, 2022

On June 2-3, the USAID Linkages for Small and Medium Enterprises (LinkSME) project, in collaboration with the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Technical Assistance Center and the Lam Dong Business Association, organized a two-day training in Dalat City on e-commerce for SMEs. Nearly 70 SME representatives attended the training on-site, with more than 60 participating online. As a follow-up to the training, LinkSME identified SMEs that expressed interest in further technical assistance to expand their e-commerce activities.

June 17, 2022

On June 13, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman joined the launch of USAID’s $15 million, five-year, Saving Threatened Wildlife activity. Vietnam remains a major destination, origin, and transit country in the illegal wildlife trade. The new project will work toward increasing the commitment of Government of Vietnam leaders, improving law enforcement effectiveness, and reducing demand and consumption of illegal wildlife products. Also at the project launch, USAID and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) signed their first bilateral partnership agreement (“Limited Scope Grant Agreement” [LSGA]), on climate change cooperation in the vulnerable Mekong Delta region.

June 17, 2022

On June 12, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman joined Vietnamese government and public health leaders to celebrate the start of the installation of a new liquid oxygen system provided by USAID.

June 17, 2022

On June 14, USAID and partners celebrated the completion of the eight-year, $20.7 million USAID/PATH Healthy Markets project and launched the new, five-year, $15 million USAID/PATH STEPS project. From 2014 to 2021, Healthy Markets addressed critical gaps in accessible, affordable, community-based HIV care while strengthening the domestic market for HIV-related goods and services. An example was the project’s support for the introduction and scale-up of HIV community-based testing, self-testing, and pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP (an oral pill that prevents HIV infection when taken as prescribed)—three key services that contributed to a 57 percent reduction in new HIV infections over the past decade.


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


Last updated: July 06, 2022

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