ADB is helping the People’s Republic of China improve the training of kindergarten teachers and nurses in Nanning city in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The project will upgrade facilities and equipment at No. 4 Vocational Secondary School and Nanning Health School, develop elderly care curriculum for the nursing program, and set up pilot training in kindergarten teaching and rural health.
|Project Name||Guangxi Nanning Vocational Education Development Project|
|Country||China, People's Republic of
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|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|
|Description of Outcome||Increased TVET quality and training capacity in the NHS and NVTS by 2020|
|Progress Toward Outcome||As of 7 September 2020, cumulative contract awards (CA) and disbursement reached $48.53 million (97% of total contract amount of $50 million) and $33.5million (67% of total loan amount of $50 million) respectively.|
|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)||Output 1: 4 out of 5 civil works contracts have been physically completed. The remaining CW contract, CT-02, is under implementation. 7 out of 9 goods contracts have been completed. The other 2 goods contracts, EH-03 and ET-05 have been achieved 90% and 95%, respectively. There are 2 goods packages which will be procured in line with the construction progress of CT-02.Output 2: For Pilot kindergarten training base, the recruitment of the kindergarten leader and some teaching staffs are completed. It plans to formally enroll students in September 2020. For Pilot rural doctor training base, the work plan (1st draft) of the rural doctor training base has been improved. Outputs 3: the curriculum construction of the two schools have made substantial progress, the first draft of textbook developed by the curriculum have been completed for more than half. PMO will organize two schools to carry out further improvement and trial of the remaining components.Output 4: PMO was established and fully staffed in 2016. PMO will organize the workshop to disseminate knowledge and best practices based on project progress.|
|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.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.|
|During Project Implementation||Both the Nanning Health School (NHS) and No. 4 Vocational Training School (NVTS) have initiated discussions on creating school enterprise partnerships. NHS has established two industry consultations commissions: one on elderly care and one on rural health.|
|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||Lu, Lanlan|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||PRC Resident Mission|
Nanning Municipal Government
129 Dongge Road
People's Republic of China
|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||07 Sep 2020|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|13 Dec 2013||30 May 2014||15 Aug 2014||30 Sep 2019||30 Mar 2022||-|
|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||49.32||0.00||99%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||13 Dec 2013||33.50||0.00||67%|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|3095-PRC: Guangxi Nanning Vocational Education Development Project||Invitation for Bids||Closed||17 Jun 2019||25 Jun 2019|
|Study on the Establishment of Pre-service Training and In-service Traning for Pre-school Teachers in GZAR- A Case Study of Nanning no.4 Vocational and Technical School||Firm - Consulting||Closed||01 Aug 2018||30 Aug 2018|
|Study on the Path and Countermeasure to Improve the Ability of Supplying Elderly Care Nursing under the Background of Rapid Aging in Nanning and Guangxi||Firm - Consulting||Closed||12 May 2018||10 Jun 2018|
|Loan 3095-PRC Guangxi Nanning Vocational Education Development Project [EH-03]||Invitation for Bids||Closed||20 Jun 2017||25 Jul 2017|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|CT-02:CONSTRUCTION OF GYM., ART BUILDING,#3-#6, DO RMITORY, LIBRARY, LANDSCAPING TRAINING BASE AND OU TDOOR AUXILIARY FACILITIES FOR NO.4 VTS||Loan 3095||19 Nov 2019||ANHUI SIJIAN HOLDING GROUP CO., LTD.||ANHUI, P.R.C. CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.OF||Nanning Municipal Government||CONSTRUCTION||25,090,712.47||19,821,662.85|
|EH-03: PROCUREMENT OF CAMPUS BROADCASTING,LIGHTING AUDIO AND VIDEO SYSTEM, MULTIMEDIA EQUIPMENT, LED SCREEN, CONFERENCE ROOM AUDIO EQUIPMENT||Loan 3095||03 Nov 2017||GUANGXI SUZHONG DRACO INTELLIGENT ENGINEERING||RESEARCH BUSINESS BUILDING, NO. 1 NORTH YILI, RENMIN ROAD, XINGNING DISTRICT, NN CHINA,PEOPLE'SREP.O||Nanning Municipal Government||SUPPLY OF GOODS||1,360,356.00||1,357,455.00|
|Procurement of Steel Poles Type SPA, SPD and SPG||Loan 3095||22 Feb 2017||Guangxi Tuorui Energy Source Co., Ltd.||1516 Hoho No. 1 Changtai Dongmenyuan No.1 Hezuo Road,Qingxiu District,Nanning China, People's Republic of||Nanning Municipal Government||Supply of Goods||100,037.11||99,410.16|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Guangxi Nanning Vocational Education Development Project: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Feb 2021|