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October 5, 2017

Last week, USAID’s Low Emission Energy Program led a workshop focused on how to reduce their energy usage and save money. It was attended by representatives from Vietnam’s energy intensive industries including steel, cement, textiles, building materials and food processing.

October 5, 2017

On September 29, USAID collaborated with the Ministry of Transportation and the Vietnam Federation for Disability to host a workshop in Hanoi to improve ground transportation access for people with disabilities.

October 5, 2017

Vietnam is currently trying to reform social security contributions procedures to improve its business environment. On September 28, USAID’s Governance for Inclusive Growth Program and the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM), one of Vietnam’s leading economic think-tanks, invited government and business representatives to a consultative workshop.

October 5, 2017

On September 20, Dien Bien became Vietnam’s fourth province to authorize local funding for social health insurance (SHI) premiums and antiretroviral therapy (ART) copayment costs for its residents.

September 28, 2017

Last week, USAID held a close-out event for the Unidentified Remains Project. USAID has been working with the U.S. Department of Justice’s International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) and eight public and private Vietnamese laboratories to implement this activity.