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September 11, 2017

Since 2014, the USAID-supported Ha Long - Cat Ba Alliance has brought together government, business and community leaders to  preserve and protect Ha Long Bay, one of Vietnam’s most popular tourist destinations. On August 29-30, the Alliance collaborated with private partners to organize the third “Action for A Green Ha Long” event.  Over 100 volunteers collected more than two tons of trash on four beaches in the Bay. 

September 11, 2017

On Aug 29-30, USAID Vietnam Low Emission Energy Program together with the USAID Clean Power Asia organized the workshop "Developing, Financing, and Investing in Solar PV Projects in Lower Mekong Countries" in Ho Chi Minh City. More than 160 participants, including developers, investors, policy makers, and financial institutions gathered to share experiences and challenges to developing bankable solar power projects.

U.S. Ambassador Ted Osius talks to local people about their livelihoods after the launch.
September 7, 2017

Today, the U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam - Ted Osius, joined Le Tri Thanh, Vice Chairman of Quang Nam province, along with other stakeholders from the province and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to open a new Elephant Species and Habitat Protected Area in Nong Son District. This protected area will conserve 18,977 hectares of critical habitat for one of the last groups of endangered Asian elephants in Quang Nam.

August 31, 2017

Obtaining national and provincial health spending data has been difficult, slowing down health policy development with accurate data. The Vietnamese Government would like to change this situation. With support from USAID’s Health Finance and Governance Project, Vietnam’s Ministry of Health has successfully completed analyses of national and provincial data for five pilot provinces, including Hanoi, Can Tho, Nghe An, Ho Chi Minh City and Khanh Hoa, for 2014 and 2015.

August 31, 2017

On August 23, USAID’s Vietnam Low Emission Energy Program (V-LEEP) and the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association  organized a workshop with leading textile manufacturers and sustainable industry experts to promote energy efficient technologies and practices that have the potential to reduce manufacturing energy consumption by 30%.