(MPI Portal) - On August 15th, a ceremony was held by the Ministry of Planning and Investment to award the campaign Medal for the cause of Planning and Investment to Mr. Francis A. Donovan, Director of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Vietnam in recognition his contributions to socio - economic development of Vietnam. At the ceremony, Vice Minister of Planning and Investment Dang Huy Dong gave a profound thank to the contributions of Mr. Francis A.Donovan to boosting diplomatic, cultural, economic and trade ties between two countries. Mr. Francis A. Donovan worked in Vietnam from November 2008 and ended his term in late August 2012. Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Francis A. Donovan thanked the warm feelings from the Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam. He asserted that in the coming time the United States would continue to prioritize aid to Vietnam in specific areas such as economic development, state governance, health, environment, climate … [Read more...] about Awarding Campaign Medal to Director of United States Agency for International Development in Vietnam
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According to numbers published on September 27th by the United States Ministry of Trade, during the second quarter, the United States economy just increased by 1.3% lower than experts' expectations. This is also the quarterly lowest gross domestic product growth (GPD) since the 1st quarter of 2011. Previously, it was forecasted by the Ministry that within the second quarter in 2012, GDP of the United States would increase by 1.7%, which is lower than the 2% of the 1st quarter. Experts said the stagnant economy of the U.S was due to low goods consumption and decreasing fixed investment. To cope with the downturn trend, the U.S Federal reserve system (FED) was forced to pour out the 3rd stimulus package for the economy and at the same time lower the expected growth rate for the year previously set at 1.9% -2.0% to 1.7%-2.0%. … [Read more...] about The United States economy still stagnant
Rivers from Nebraska east to Ohio climbed out of their banks on Wednesday, swollen from thunderstorms that soaked the central United States for days and killed at least eight people. The situation appeared to be worsening in Ohio where 21 counties battled high water, with officials declaring a state of emergency in nine of them in the north-central part of the state. Large tarps are used to prevent further erosion from toppling the garage in Hokah, Minnesota in Houston County … [Read more...] about Eight dead as floods plague central United States
On 12/10, Chairman of PPC Le Phuoc Thanh had a meeting with the Embassy of the United States in Vietnam, Mr. David Shear. Thereby promoting the friendly relations between Vietnam and the United States in general, between Quang Nam and other organizations of the United States in particular. Quang Nam is a province attractive many investor of U.S.A. Special, in the last time, the province received the many support of U.S.A Government about economic-socio. Quang Nam province has about 30 non- government organizations activing. According to statistics, every year Quang Nam received total funding from non-governmental organizations is $ 4 million. At the meeting, Mr. David Shear recorded the remarkable growth as well as appreciate the potential of Quang Nam, especially the tourism potential. During this visit, he wanted the friendly relationship between the two parties become stronger again, and promised to call for more funding in Quang Nam. He added: Agent Orange, unexploded … [Read more...] about The Embassy of the United States at Vietnam to visit Quang Nam.
Landmine clearingin the central province of Quang Tri. The United States Government on Dec.27 turned over nearly one million dollars worth of equipment to locate and clear landmines as well as unexploded ordnance (UXO) to the Ministry of Defense’s Center for Bomb and Mine Disposal Technology (BOMICEN). This marked the eighth time in as many years that the U.S. Department of State has provided such specialized equipment to Vietnam, in order to reinforce its capacity to deal with the explosive hazards that remain after thirty years of conflict. The United States has long been committed to assisting in the process of addressing remaining UXO/landmine problems not only in Vietnam, but globally. Since joining the U.S. Government’s Humanitarian Mine Action Program in 2000, Vietnam has received over $37 million in U.S. Government mine action aid, most of it supporting the valuable work of various non-governmental organizations for mine and UXO surveys and clearance, mine risk … [Read more...] about United States Provides More Demining Equipment to Vietnam