Project Name Vocational and Technical Education Project
Project Number 25033-013
Borrower/Company
Country Viet Nam
Location Nationwide
Approval Number 1655
Type or Modality of Assistance
1655 ADF US$ 54.00 million Approved
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Education - Technical and vocational education and training

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Project Sponsor(s)
Description 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.
Objectives and Scope
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Project is designed to address the strategic objectives of ADB in Viet Nam, which emphasize efficient human development, especially for women and ethnic minorities, proverty reduction, and environmentally sound economic development. By enhancing the productivity of the labor force and promoting broad-based and labor intensive economic growth, the Project will promote sustainable economic growth in a well-balanced manner. The Project is consistent with the Bank's overall strategic development objectives in Viet Nam and also the Bank's priorities in the education sector.

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

Business Opportunities

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.
Procurement 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.

Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation

Concept Clearance -
Due Diligence
Credit Committee Meeting 24 Jun 1998
Approval 11 Dec 1998
PDS Creation Date 29 Nov 2006
Last PDS Update 17 Apr 2007

 
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