Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has applauded contributions of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to Vietnam’s socio-economic development as well as national management.
Deputy Prime Minister Vuong
Dinh Hue (R) and USAID Director Michael Greene (Source: VNA)
At a reception for Michael Greene, USAID Director, in Hanoi on December 7, the
Deputy PM highlighted the agency’s humanitarian aid to Vietnamese Agent Orange
(AO)/dioxin victims and dioxin remediation in the country, along with its
projects on HIV/AIDS prevention, climate change response and settlement of
natural disaster and post-war consequences.
Michael Greene said the USAID has cooperated with Vietnam for many years,
through projects that provide technical support in the fields of national
management and economic development.
The agency is designing two projects worth more than 50 million USD in
non-refundable aid, aiming to help Vietnam implement a programme on trade
facilitation and supporting Vietnamese small-and medium-sized enterprises
(SMEs) to participate in the global supply chain, he noted.
In this regard, Deputy PM Hue stressed the Vietnamese Government’s consistent
policy of strongly improving the domestic business environment, which has
jumped 23 places over the past two years.
He urged experts and officials of the USAID to team up with officials of the
Vietnamese Ministry of Finance to identify contents of the USAID-funded
The Vietnamese Government also wishes to promote the private economic sector,
connect SMEs together as well as Vietnamese firms with their foreign
counterparts, Hue said.
He said the Ministry of Planning and Investment will be assigned to develop a
framework for the aforementioned project.
The projects selected by the USAID are suitable with Vietnam’s current needs,
Hue said, adding that the Vietnamese Government welcomes and will assign
relevant ministries and agencies to implement the project effectively.
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