Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 29 Nov 2006
PDS Updated as of 30 Oct 2008

Project Name Vocational and Technical Education Project
Country Viet Nam
Project/Program Number 25033-013
Status Approved
Geographical Location Nationwide
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Education
Subsector Technical Education and Vocational Skills Training
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan1655Asian Development Fund54,000
TOTAL US$ 54,000

Safeguard Categories

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Environment C

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues


Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

Stakeholders consultation undertaken.

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The Project's overall aim is to reform the vocational and technical education (VTE) system so that it can better support the Government's market-oriented industrialization policy. The more immediate objective is to improve the quality of VTE in 15 key secondary vocational and technical schools. These key schools will serve as demonstration schools to promote nationwide education reforms in the VTE subsector. Institutional capacity of General Department of Vocational Training will be strengthened through introduction of new policies, reorganization, and staff training. The Project has three components: (i) improving the market orientation of the VTE; (ii) upgrading key schools by developing curricula and instructional materials and improving equipment and facilities; and (iii) introducing policy reforms in VTE system through institutional capacity building.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives

Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2006 Nov 29
Consulting Services
A total of 295 person-months of international consultants and 327 person-months of domestic consultants will be required. All consultants will be recruited according to the Bank's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Civil works estimated to cost $1 million equivalent or more will be awarded on the basis of international competitive bidding (ICB). Civil works contracts costing less than $1 million will be by local competitive bidding procedures acceptable to the Bank. Goods, equipment, furniture, and instructional materials estimated to cost more than $500,000 equivalent will be awarded on the basis of ICB procedures, while contract packages of $500,000 equivalent or less will follow international shopping procedures. Certain items of equipment and furniture will be procured on the basis of local competitive bidding procedures acceptable to the Bank. Minor items having a value of less than $50,000 equivalent (such as service vehicles) may be procured by direct purchase.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 20 Apr 1998 to 12 May 1998
Management Review Meeting 24 Jun 1998
Approval 11 Dec 1998
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1655 11 Dec 1998 10 Sep 1999 17 Dec 1999 31 Oct 2004 31 Mar 2008 23 Oct 2008


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
20 Oct 2014 Loan 1655 31,729 0 97.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
20 Oct 2014 Loan 1655 32,571 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 1655

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Jeoung-Keun Lee (
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs
Mr. Duong Duc Lan

Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs
Mr. Nguyen Tien Dung

Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs
Ms. Le Thi Khanh


Project Website
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