ADB review mission met with EA in December, 2015 to review progress and had updated 2016 AOP including procurement plan in civil works and CAD projection. Since then EA has made solid progress in procurement of goods and consulting services (e.g. selected design and detail engineering firm for civil works; supervision firm for hospitals, CHS, ICP and waste water treatment; inspection service firm for vehicles and teaching/training equipment; IEC firm; advertised for external audit firm; web manager/development consultant). The EA also delivered revised Ethnic Group Development Plan and due diligence report on involuntary resettlement, environment, and indigenous people for civil works in Dak Nong.
Recruitment of national consultants for the preparation of detailed design for civil works of district hospitals, intercommunal polyclinics, commune health stations (CHS), and wastewater treatment plants. Likewise, recruitment of a consulting company for the development of civil works detailed design in Gia Lai and Lam Dong provinces has been initiated, with expected contract award by end Q2 2016. Recruitment of international civil works monitoring consultant and medical equipment specialist is also ongoing, with estimated mobilization by Q2 2016.
Terms of reference for the recruitment of consulting firm to provide quality assurance of health care and training have been approved by ADB in February 2016, with expected commencement of services by Q2 2016. CPMU will also collaborate with Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Tay Nguyen University, and University of Medicine and Pharmacy HCMC for the long-term training programs.
Training of trainers courses have been conducted and completed in May and June for safe motherhood for midwives and doctors in May and October 2015.
Qualified institutes have been selected to develop and update curriculum, training
materials for (i) pre-service training for village health works and village birth attendants; (ii) training in health center management, hygiene and quality assurance for CHS/ICP heads; (iii) in-service training for nurses, midwives and technicians; (iv) TOT in medical pedagogical methodologies to improve teaching capacity for teachers/lecturers of medical schools/hospitals. The first course of
TOT in medical pedagogical methodologies has been completed in December 2015.
The recent review mission received a request to fund a waste water treatment plant in Dak R'Lap as the treatment plants in Tuy Duc and Cu Jut will be finance by government bonds. The EA also requested several re-packaging of civil works in Dak Nong, Dak Lak, and Kon Tum in consideration of actual needs of the project, PPC capacity to conduct the bidding process, and schedule of civil works activities.
Procurement of office equipment for CPMU and PPMU has been completed. Remaining procurement for 3 provinces will be completed by Q2 2016. The EA also requested re-packaging of various equipment contracts, and inclusion of custom clearance, insurance and inland transportation costs to equipment packages. ADB review of first NCB package on teaching/training equipment has been completed, including revised contract amount to incorporate insurance costs. Standard bidding documents are currently being revised by the EA.
Curriculum and training materials for in-service training for village health works have been approved by Dak Nong and Lam Dong provinces and completed in December 2015.