Deputy PM lauds USAID’s contributions to Vietnam

Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has applauded the contributions made by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to Vietnam's socio-economic development as well as national management.

At a reception for Michael Greene, USAID Director, in Hanoi on Thursday, the Deputy PM highlighted the agency's humanitarian aid to Vietnamese Agent Orange (AO)/dioxin victims and dioxin remediation in Vietnam, along with its projects on HIV/AIDS prevention, climate change response and settlement of natural disaster and post-war consequences. Greene said USAID has cooperated with Vietnam for many years, through projects that provide technical support in national management and economic development. He added that the agency is planning two projects that will use more than 50 million USD in non-refundable aid � one to facilitate trade and one to help small and medium-sized enterprises to participate in the global supply chain.

Source: VOV5