On January 12, 2022, Ha Noi, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) had officially shared the program with its global network of partners including the Asian Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) for its project in Da Nang. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Clean Cities, Blue Ocean program will support national strategies to reduce ocean plastics. The program will deliver technical assistance from international and local experts. Additionally, it will award approximately US $600,000 (13.6 billion VND) to local organizations to deliver locally-led sustainable solutions.
The Clean Cities, Blue Ocean program has launched its first wave of grantees in Vietnam. These grants will help strengthen local solid waste management plans and build local government capacity. They will also create the enabling environments required for a more robust and sustainable local waste systems.