Update news USAID

 The US Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Asia, Jonathan Stivers, is traveling to Vietnam from March 19th - 21st.

Vietnam-US to partner on global health security

 VietNamNet Bridge - The US Agency for International Development has launched the Emerging Pandemic Threats 2 program to support efforts in Vietnam to better prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats.

Climate change to hit Lower Mekong hard

 Future economic impacts of climate change in the Lower Mekong Basin, including Vietnam, are likely to be wide-ranging and could top US$34 billion annually, according to a report recently released by USAID.

US aids restoration of ancient temple at Hue Citadel

 The Hue Monuments Conservation Centre undertook an US-funded project worth US$700,000 (VND14.7 billion) to restore the facade of the Trieu To Temple in the ancient imperial citadel of Hue in central Thua Thien-Hue province on February 6.

USAID, MARD sign disaster response MoU

 The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Viet Nam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen the management of disaster response.

Social News 3/2

US helps Vietnam enhance capacity for disaster response; Romal Vietnam investigated for distributing fake appliances; Nearly 1,000 OVs to attend 'Homeland Spring'; Technical problems cause military helicopter crash

USAID announces video contest, engages youth in development

 VietNamNet Bridge - USAID today announced the video contest for vocational, college and university students. The contest aims to engage Vietnamese youth in addressing the country’s development challenges.

Joint project to accelerate green growth in Vietnam launched

 Vietnam’s efforts to accelerate green growth were boosted today with the launch of a new joint project in the framework of MPI, UNDP and USAID partnership to advance Vietnam’s Green Growth Strategy.

USAID supports farmers to understand land rights

USAID supports farmers to understand land rights; HCM City wants PPP for wastewater treatment, transport projects; Vietnam’s ODA to Laos to increase by 30%; Foreign non-governmental aid reaches $300 million in 2014

Drunk driving cause 70 percent of road accidents in Vietnam

Drunk driving is the cause of 70 percent of traffic accidents in Vietnam, Office Chief of the National Traffic Safety Committee Nguyen Trong Thai said, urging drastic measures to tackle the problem.

Social News 10/10

Firm fined for making cosmetics with dubious formula; Road accident caused five casualties; Coffee shop fire kills one in District 1; Ethnic minority goals lack funding; Weather forecast bulletin receives European awards

USAID announces new round of competitive grants to support research collaboration

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched the fourth round of their Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research program to support and build scientific and technical capacity.

Social News 20/9

USAID grants US$1.5 mil to HCM City’s metro project; Last 175 Vietnamese workers in Libya evacuated; Agricultural sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; HCM City invests US$23 million to upgrade embankment system

Political News 10/9

USAID’s official visit to Da Nang City; Hanoi hosts Asia-Europe roundtable on peace and security; Viet Nam boost links with international archives body; Myanmar Parliament Speaker concludes Vietnam visit

USAID assists Vietnam in climate change adaptation

 VietNamNet Bridge – The US Agency for International Development has pledged to provide Vietnam with one of the latest state-of-the-art technical tools, aimed at assisting Vietnam best adapt and cope with climate change.

USAID biodiversity policy prioritizes Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched its first ever biodiversity policy in Washington, under which Vietnam is identified as a priority country for biodiversity programming,

US unveils five-year strategy for VN

 VietNamNet Bridge – The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced its 2014-18 Country Development Cooperation Strategy.

Social News Headlines 27/3

 US launches cooperation strategy for Vietnam; Hanoi police issue new 12-digit ID cards on April 1; Bank chiefs arrested for lending violations; Two die after truck plunges into gorge; Da Nang airport soil project set for April

US unveils five-year development strategy for Vietnam

 VietNamNet Bridge – The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has introduced its 2014–2018 Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) for Vietnam, designed to help strengthen the US-Vietnam comprehensive partnership.


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