Vietnam’s Climate Change and Green Growth Agenda Receives $90 million Boost

SOURCE: worldbank.org PRESS RELEASE June 24, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C., June 24, 2016 – The World Bank will help Vietnam strengthen its climate change and green growth agenda with a US$90 million credit for policy reforms aligned with the World Bank Group’s Climate Change Action Plan. The Climate Change and Green Growth Development Policy Financing, approved…

Vietnam: Building Climate Resilience and Ensuring Sustainable Livelihoods of Farmers in the Mekong Delta

SOURCE: worldbank.org PRESS RELEASE June 10, 2016 WASHINGTON, June 10, 2016—The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved $310 million to help Vietnam build climate resilience and ensure sustainable livelihoods of 1.2 million people living in nine Mekong Delta provinces affected by climate change, salinity intrusion, coastal erosion, and flooding. “Recent extreme weather in…

Attorney General Racine Announces $570 Million National Settlement with Volkswagen, $2.5 Million Penalty to the District

SOURCE: dc.gov Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Affected Consumers to Receive $5,100 and Choice of Vehicle Buyback or Modification Contact: Rob Marus, Communications Director: (202) 724-5646; robert.marus@dc.gov Andrew Phifer, Public Affairs Specialist: (202) 741-7652; andrew.phifer@dc.gov WASHINGTON, DC – Attorney General Karl A. Racine announced today that the District and 42 states have reached a $570 million…

Vietnam: Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation Get Boost From World Bank

SOURCE: worldbank.org PRESS RELEASE May 26, 2016 WASHINGTON, May 26, 2016—The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$119 million in additional financing for an ongoing project to respond to key urban development challenges focusing on assuring water supply and wastewater needs of selected urban areas in Vietnam. The additional financing for the Vietnam…

World Bank Supports Vietnam’s Competitiveness with US$150 Million Loan

SOURCE: worldbank.org PRESS RELEASE May 12, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C., May 12, 2016 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$150 million loan to the government of Vietnam for the Third Economic Management and Competitiveness development policy operation. The loan is providing flexible budget support to the Government while reinforcing selected structural…

World Bank Funding Supports Transport and Flood Control in Vietnam

SOURCE: worldbank.org PRESS RELEASE April 29, 2016 The debarments are part of Negotiated Resolution Agreements following the acknowledgment of fraudulent practices relating to an environmental project in Vietnam WASHINGTON, April 29, 2016 — The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved more than $500 million in support for improvements to road and bridge connections…

Concert featuring Chuggalug on Friday June 24 at Cathedral Commons

SOURCE: Cathedral Commons WHEN: Friday, June 24, 2016 from 6 PM to 9 PM WHERE: Cathedral Commons, 3401 Idaho Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016 Join Cathedral Commons for a FREE concert series, every Friday night, June 10th through July 29th on Newark Street at Wisconsin Ave (3300 Block). Bring your lawn chair, dancing shoes and…

Luce Unplugged: BRNDA

SOURCE: Luce Foundation Center For American Art WHAT: Luce Unplugged: BRNDA WHEN: Thursday, June 23, 2016 at 5:30 PM WHERE: Luce Foundation Center For American Art, 8th and F Streets, NW, Washington, DC 20001 Monthly concert series Luce Unplugged brings DC’s best acts to perform in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Luce Foundation Center. For…

FREE outdoor movie “Jumanji” tonight in NoMa Summer Screen

SOURCE: NOMA BID NoMa Summer Screen Presented by REI NoMa Summer Screen is a free, 13-week outdoor film series in NoMa, Washington, D.C.’s most connected neighborhood. Every Wednesday from June 1 to August 24, bring your friends, family and neighbors for music, giveaways, food trucks, picnicking, and of course, great films under the stars. Movies…