China, People's Republic of: Guangxi Nanning Vocational Education Development Project

Sovereign Project | 46047-002

Summary

The proposed project will help improve the capacity and effectiveness of social services focused technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Nanning. It will support improvement of No. 4 Vocational Secondary School and Nanning Health School, thereby creating a cadre of qualified kindergarten teachers and nurses to address current skilled worker shortages and inadequate extension of social services. The proposed project will be only the second Asian Development Bank (ADB)-financed TVET investment project in the People's Republic of China (PRC), and will play a demonstration role for the sector and provinces seeking to provide quality public social services.

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Project Name Guangxi Nanning Vocational Education Development Project
Project Number 46047-002
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3095-PRC: Guangxi Nanning Vocational Education Demonstration Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 50.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Education - Pre-primary and primary - social protection initiatives - Technical and vocational education and training
Health - Health insurance and subsidized health programs
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed project will help improve the capacity and effectiveness of social services focused technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Nanning. It will support improvement of No. 4 Vocational Secondary School and Nanning Health School, thereby creating a cadre of qualified kindergarten teachers and nurses to address current skilled worker shortages and inadequate extension of social services. The proposed project will be only the second Asian Development Bank (ADB)-financed TVET investment project in the People's Republic of China (PRC), and will play a demonstration role for the sector and provinces seeking to provide quality public social services.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Strengthening TVET is a priority under the PRC Government's Twelfth Five-Year Plan. The plan outlines measures to establish a sound and sustainable basic public service system , with a focus on public education and medical care. The National Medium- and Long-term Education Reform and Development Plan (2010 2020) calls for preschool education to be developed so that by 2020, one-year preschool will become the norm, two-years universalized, and three-years popularized. The priorities in the National Health Care Reform include strengthening primary health care services and the grassroots health workforce. Thus, development of TVET for preschool education and health is urgently needed to meet these goals.

Nanning is the capital city of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (GZAR), one of the 12 less-developed provinces and autonomous regions in the western part of the PRC and a gateway to the Pan-Beibu Gulf and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) regions. The development of Nanning as a regional urban center has led to rapid urbanization and an annual growth rate of 15.5%. Industrialization has created a rising demand for skilled workers and extension of social services to provide balanced access and social development in rural and urban areas.

The Three-Year Action Plan for Preschool Education Development in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (2011 2013) will build, renovate, or expand 6,628 kindergarten schools to increase enrollment to 1.33 million and will need to employ an additional 21,000 new teachers. Currently, there is a severe shortage of qualified teachers, kindergartens, and medical personnel. In 2011, there were only 600 preschool teachers graduated in the province. Increasing the numbers and providing assessment, retraining, and certification to existing teachers are all urgent needs. Nanning Municipal Government (NMG) must build up the public social service system to respond to increased demand. In 2010, the national average was 7.6 health personnel per 1,000 urban residents but GZAR s average is only 3.6 health personnel per 1,000 residents. The Twelfth Five-Year Plan also responds to the challenge of an aging society by aiming to create improved elderly care and qualified personnel. There is an urgent need to expand the health services with well trained personnel.

Strategic fit. The project supports the PRC's Twelfth Five-Year Plan (2011 2015) goals of reform of TVET and expansion of public services. The project will contribute to creating a qualified labor force and access to social services. Over 90% of the students in the TVET schools are female and from rural areas. The project aligns with the PRC's country partnership strategy of ADB and conforms to ADB's Education Policy and sector operations plan.

Special features. The project has the following demonstration features: (i) a model school for preschool teacher training that will support teacher development, student training, and curriculum improvement; (ii) development of rural health training centers to make the training curriculum for nurses and rural doctors more relevant to rural requirements. The centers will train students during their internship or refresher courses; and (iii) development of a curriculum for elderly care. To anticipate the growing elderly care industry and the need for nurses with specific skills, the project will assist in developing an elderly care curriculum in the Health TVET School.

Impact Improved delivery of social services in Nanning Municipality
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased TVET quality and training capacity in the NHS and NVTS by 2020
Progress Toward Outcome Inception mission was fielded on 2-6 March 2015. The loan became effective on 15 August 2014. Despite delay in project effectiveness, the project is getting off to a quick start with contract awards achievement of $1.766 million for 2 civil works packages and one equipment package approved in January 2015. Imprest account was established in December 2014 and disbursement achievement is $5.0 million. Consultant recruitment is ongoing for the TVET capacity building and management consulting package and the remaining civil works package will be advertised by Quarter 2 2015.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Buildings, campus facilities, and equipment upgraded

Pilot programs implemented in project schools

TVET capacity strengthened in project schools

Project management support implemented

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

1. Civil works (CH-01) for Nanning Health School was completed on 7 July 2014 and the construction commenced on 5 September 2014, while the bidding process for CH-02 and contract signing is underway. It is anticipated that construction will start April 2015 and be finished in September 2016.

The bidding process for civil works for No. 4 Vocational and Technical School (NVTS) was completed on 22 Jan 2015 and the contract negotiation is underway. NVTS

2. Procurement of the vehicles (EH-04) has been accomplished. Procurement of the equipment to support elderly care and the rural training base is underway (EH-01). The procurement of equipment for NVTS will be carried out according to progress of civil works.

3. Recruitment for the TVET Capacity Building and Management consulting package is ongoing.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The consultants will provide guidance to the domestic environmental impact assessment (EIA) institutes, review the domestic environment impact statements (EISs) prepared for the project components, and ensure that all project domestic EISs get approval by relevant environment protection authorities. Based on the review of the EISs, the consultants will help prepare a consolidated project initial environmental examination (IEE) report, including environment management plan (EMP) in ADB's required format and complying with ADB s Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) (SPS). The consultants will assess the capacity of the executing agency and implementing agencies for environmental management, monitoring and supervision, and recommend required measures for capacity building and institutional strengthening. The consultants will assist the executing agency with meaningful consultation and participation during IEE, and establishment of a project level grievance redress mechanism. The consultants will prepare contractor specifications for environmental management and monitoring. The consultants will also establish environmental baseline indicators and performance targets for the design and monitoring framework, and prepare the required RRP appendixes.
Involuntary Resettlement The consultants will conduct due diligence on land acquisition, resettlement activities, and proposed construction plans and submit due diligence reports in accordance with ADB requirements.
Indigenous Peoples The consultants will conduct a thorough scoping of ethnic minority issues in the project area and, if deemed necessary, prepare an ethnic minority development plan (EMDP) in accordance with ADB requirements. The consultants will also prepare the summary EMDP.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The main stakeholders include the students and staff of the two schools, Nanning Education Bureau, Nanning DRC and Finance Bureau, Nanning TVET association, other TVET secondary schools providing public services TVET instruction, health and kindergarten public and private services and employers, regional cooperation partners.
During Project Implementation The PPTA will conduct a poverty and social analysis and address social safeguards. Socioeconomic survey, stakeholder workshops, focus group discussions, and informant interviews will be conducted during the PPTA.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The consulting services will be engaged by ADB, in accordance with ADB Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time), to ensure immediate mobilization to facilitate project scoping. ADB will select and engage an international firm based on the quality of the proposal (80%) and the cost (20%) of the services to be provided (the quality- and cost-based selection method, QCBS) using the simplified technical proposal procedure. A total of 54 person-months of consulting services (18 international and 36 national) are required. The firm will provide expertise in TVET, labor market analysis, competency-based curriculum, services-school collaboration, training of instructors, management of TVET, finance and economics, engineering, poverty and social assessment and development, resettlement, environment, institutional development, and project management.
Responsible ADB Officer Wendy M. Walker
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Nanning Municipal Government129 Dongge Road
Nanning City
People's Republic of China
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Sep 2012
Fact Finding 17 Jun 2013 to 26 Jun 2013
MRM 12 Aug 2013
Approval 13 Dec 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2015

Loan 3095-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2013 30 May 2014 15 Aug 2014 30 Sep 2019 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 102.69 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 50.00 13 Dec 2013 25.49 0.00 51%
Counterpart 52.69 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 13 Dec 2013 5.00 0.00 10%

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Title Document Type Document Date
Guangxi Nanning Vocational Education Development Project Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2013

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