Speech by Ambassador Kritenbrink at the Completion Announcement and Land Handover Ceremony of Danang Airport Dioxin Remediation Project

Speech by Ambassador Daniel J. Kritenbrink Completion Announcement and Land Handover Ceremony USAID Environmental Remediation of Dioxin Contamination at Danang Airport Project VIP Terminal, Danang International Airport Wednesday, November 7, 2018 I’m Dan Kritenbrink, American Ambassador to Vietnam, and I am deeply honored to participate in today’s historic event. To Vice Minister and Senior Lieutenant ...
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United States and Vietnam Complete Environmental Remediation at Danang Airport

DANANG, November 7, 2018 – Today, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink and Vietnam Ministry of National Defense (MND) Vice Minister Nguyễn Chí Vịnh witnessed the signing of an agreement to hand over 13.7 hectares of remediated land at the Danang International Airport to the control of the Ministry of Transportation. This is the third ...
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USAID Completes Governance for Inclusive Growth Program in Vietnam

HANOI, November 6, 2018 — Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Ministry of Justice (MOJ) hosted an event to mark the completion of the USAID Governance For Inclusive Growth (GIG) program. U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink, USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Michael Greene, and Vice Minister of Justice Nguyen Khanh Ngoc opened ...
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Vietnam Eliminates Debilitating Disease, Lymphatic Filariasis

October 16, 2018 — The World Health Organization (WHO) announced Vietnam has eliminated lymphatic filariasis (LF) as a public health problem. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) congratulates the Government of Vietnam and partners on this extraordinary, decades-long achievement. USAID has supported Vietnam in its efforts to eliminate LF since 2011. Globally, only a handful ...
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The United States Helps Vietnam Combat Wildlife Crime

HANOI, May 11, 2018 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) officially launched the USAID Saving Species project. U.S. Ambassador Daniel J. Kritenbrink, Permanent Deputy Minister of MARD Dr. Ha Cong Tuan, representatives of the MARD Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species Management ...
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The United States Announces Assistance to Vietnam to Respond to Typhoon Damrey and Support Disaster Preparedness

HANOI, November 10, 2017 – Today, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink announced over $1 million in emergency assistance and longer-term disaster risk reduction support to Vietnam to respond to the impacts of Typhoon Damrey and future disasters on behalf of the U.S. Government. Typhoon Damrey made landfall in Vietnam on Saturday, November 4, ...
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USAID Supports Vietnam to Improve Disaster Response

HANOI, September 28, 2017 — Today the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched Phase II of the Building Resilience to Natural Hazards in Central Vietnam project.   Phase II will be implemented by the American Red Cross with five Consortium members:  Vietnam Red Cross, Plan International, HelpAge International, Catholic Relief Services, and Save the Children. ...
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USAID Supporting Women’s Livelihood Bond to Benefit 385,000 Women in Southeast Asia

BANGKOK, August 7, 2017 — The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is guaranteeing an $8 million Women’s Livelihood Bond that will provide access to credit, market linkages, and affordable goods and services for an estimated 385,000 Southeast Asian women. The four-year, 5.65 percent coupon, structured by Singapore-based Impact Investment Exchange (IIX), will benefit women in ...
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United States Announces Project to Protect Forests, Biodiversity, and Communities in Central Vietnam

QUANG NAM, October 20, 2016 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new project that will assist Vietnam’s transition to climate-smart and low-emission development through improved forest protection, enhanced biodiversity conservation, and increased resilience of communities. USAID’s Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for Asia Gloria Steele announced the USAID Green Annamites ...
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USAID and Coca-Cola Public-Private Partnership to Boost Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Vietnam

HANOI, October 19, 2016 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Coca-Cola Beverages Vietnam Limited (Coca-Cola Vietnam) signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a partnership to increase the use of renewable energy and improve industrial energy efficiency in Vietnam. “While enjoying rapid growth, Vietnam is experiencing a soaring rate of ...
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United States and Vietnam Start Second Phase of Dioxin Contamination Treatment at Danang Airport

DANANG, October 18, 2016 – Today, Vietnam and the United States jointly commemorated the start of the second and final phase of thermal treatment at the Danang Airport.  This phase will remediate a second batch of approximately 45,000 cubic meters of dioxin-contaminated soil and sediment under a project that is greatly benefiting the people of ...
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The United States Advances Global Procurement Initiative Partnership in Vietnam

HANOI, Sept 15, 2016 – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) expanded its partnership with Vietnam under the Agency’s  Global Procurement Initiative  (GPI). USTDA and the Public Procurement Agency (PPA) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam signed a grant agreement to cooperate on a feasibility study that will develop a database to track contractor ...
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New U.S.-Supported Project Boosts Sustainable HIV/AIDS Response in Vietnam

HANOI, July 27, 2016 — The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced its new, five-year, $26 million project to strengthen and sustain Vietnam’s HIV and AIDS response. The Sustainable HIV Response From Technical Assistance (SHIFT) Project, implemented by FHI 360 until 2021, will strengthen Vietnam’s human, organizational, and systems capacity to lead the national ...
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Ambassador Ted Osius’s Remarks at the Launching Ceremony of Vietnam’s 2015 Provincial Competitiveness Index

(as prepared) Melia Hotel, Hanoi Thursday, March 31, 2016, 9:05am Mr. Vu Tien Loc, Chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Central and provincial government leaders, Fellow ambassadors, Members of the business community, Distinguishes guests, Ladies and gentlemen, Xin chào tất cả các Quý vị! (Good morning everyone) Now in its 11th year, ...
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U.S.-Supported Symposium Boosts Collective Climate Action in Red River Delta Region

HAI PHONG, February 25, 2016 — Researchers, activists, representatives of international development partners and Vietnamese government officials at the central and provincial levels, including those from the country’s five Red River Delta provinces (Hai Phong, Thai Binh, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh and Quang Ninh), are gathering at a two-day climate change symposium that aims to ...
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