The Asian Development Bank is helping Viet Nam cut barriers to lower secondary schooling for disadvantaged groups. The project funds new school facilities, teacher training, textbooks, community outreach activities and the creation of school cluster groups to boost enrolment and retention of disadvantaged students. The project targets areas with large ethnic minorities and those prone to typhoons.
|Project Name||Second Lower Secondary Education for the Most Disadvantaged Areas Project|
|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 / Secondary
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Gender equity|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Impact||Reduced disparities in socio-economic development between regions and ethnic groups|
|Description of Outcome||More equitable access and retention of ethnic minorities, girls, and disadvantaged children in LSSs in northern midland and mountainous areas, central highlands, Mekong River Delta, and north central and central coastal areas, which are frequently affected by typhoons.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||
Phase 1 of LSS construction is completed. Phase 2 is on-going.
Training on disaster preparedness and management, vocational counseling and guidance for ethnic minority students, and life skills and cultural preservation and promotion are on-going. Behavior change campaign training sessions have also been held in LSS.
New education curriculum was approved and issued in December 2019. Engagement of consultants for development of regionalized textbooks/localized education materials is on-going.
Progress against Outcome target indicators will be reported after the review mission in Q2.
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Increased access to LSE and LSE equivalency program
2. Decentralization of teaching and learning tools
3. New school clusters established
4. Project implementation and monitoring and evaluation capacity enhanced
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
The list of 344 school clusters and the implementation plan on school cluster activities were approved by ADB and MOET.
ICT equipment provided for 344 school clusters
3800 principals and teachers from cluster schools participated in e-training on cluster implementation manual. About 700 participated in face-to-face training on the use of ICT equipment.
Construction completed for 45 libraries. 8 libraries are under construction. Procurement of 10 libraries are on-going or about to start.
Furniture for newly-constructed libraries were delivered in 2019. Delivery of equipment will be done in 2020.
Completed construction of 478 classrooms. 54 classrooms are under construction. Procurement of 102 classrooms is on-going or about to start.
Completed construction of 238 semi-boarding facilities. 18 semi-boarding facilities are under construction. Procurement of 47 semi-boarding facilities is on-going or about to start.
Completed construction of 171 teacher housing units. 14 teacher housing units are under construction. Procurement of 12 teacher housing units is on-going or about to start.
3298 education managers, teachers and community learning center staff have been trained for the BCC campaign. A survey on the awareness of the importance of education particularly for girls will be conducted in 2020.
new instruction materials have not yet been produced
new instruction materials have not yet been produced
Instructional materials on preservation and promotion of ethnic minority cultures and values have been approved and printed. 1,681 LSS teachers received training (59.7% of attendees are female).
Instructional materials on disaster management education have been approved and printed. 1,399 LSS teachers received training (54.6% of attendees are female).
Instructional materials on vocational counseling and guidance for ethnic minority and disadvantaged students have been approved and printed. 1,259 LSS teachers received training.
Central PMU and provincial PMUs were established in 2014.
Manual on implementation of project activities have been developed and approved.
1,489 school administrators have been trained on project implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
Quarterly progress reports are submitted within a month from the end of each quarter.
Annual audit reports for FY2015-2016, FY2017 and FY2018 were submitted within 6 months from the end of each FY.
Inception workshop was conducted in 15 - 16 June 2015.
Workshop on civil works implementation and lessons learned conducted in 2018.
Gender training/workshop to be conducted for CPMU and PPMU staff.
On-going recruitment for consultants that would draft the localized education materials for teaching subjects under the new general education curriculum.
NAM was conducted in 2019. The results will be reported in 2020.
Training for teachers based on the new curriculum will start from Q4 2020.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||The project is classified as Environment Category C. The construction of additional school facilities will have very limited adverse impacts in the form of noise, dust, vegetation removal and clearance, localized erosion and sedimentation, and waste disposal.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The project is classified as B for involuntary resettlement (IR). Civil works and construction activities will be done inside the compounds of existing LSSs, and land acquisition is unlikely. In case some facilities will require land, such will be minimal, considering the nature of the civil works. Facilities that will involve significant land acquisition/ resettlement impacts will not be considered in the project. Initial screening of the 200 shortlisted LSSs for the construction of additional facilities did not identify any land acquisition and resettlement impacts. This will be confirmed when the shortlist of LSSs and facilities to be constructed have been finalized and approved. A Resettlement and Ethnic Minority Development Framework (REMDF) was prepared to guide field-based screening of each of the proposed facilities and LSSs, and measures to address potential land acquisition and resettlement impacts and adverse impacts on EMs have been identified and included in the framework.|
|Indigenous Peoples||The project is classified as B' for indigenous people (IP) safeguards. The proportion of EM population is one of the criteria used for selecting the districts to be included in the project, particularly in the Northern Midlands and Mountains, Central Highlands, and Mekong River Delta. Measures to benefit the poor and EMs in the project areas include: (i) constructing additional educational facilities in EM areas; (ii) encouraging EM parents to enroll their children in LSSs; (iii) developing regional textbooks suitable to the needs of EMs and students; (iii) producing instructional materials on life skills education and preservation and promotion of EM cultures; (iv) providing vocational counseling and guidance suitable for EM areas; and (v) establishing teacher networks among cluster group schools in EM areas. Adverse impacts on EMs are not anticipated. Minor impacts, if any, will be limited to the loss of land in the unlikely case that a facility will have to be constructed beyond the existing LSS compounds. The REMDF describes the project elements that benefit EMs and will guide the screening of any site-specific adverse impacts of facilities on EMs.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||CPMU will work with MOET and other related agencies in order to outline project implementation. CPMU will coordinate with PPMUs in the 28 selected provinces and project group for providing directions, monitoring and feedback for smooth implementation of the project. Each PPMU will be established by the PPC, which will authorize and manage project activities at the local level. The DOET and BOETs in each province will support the PPMUs in the implementation of project activities. BOETs will ensure that LSS teachers understand the project outline, purpose, and meaning.|
|During Project Implementation||During review missions, ADB meets with DOETs, school officials, and teachers to find out developments and issues related to activities implemented under the project.|
|Consulting Services||Recruitment of consulting firms (5 packages) to develop localized education is still on-going. Engagement of individual consultants for the project completion report will commence within the next 18 months.|
Procurement of small works for civil works phase 2, as well as procurement of library books, equipment and furniture for civil works phase 2 are on-going. Procurement of printing of localized education materials will commence within the next 18 months.
All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time) and the procurement plan prepared and agreed between the Government and ADB.
For goods, ICB procedures will be used for goods valued at $500,000 or above; national competitive bidding (NCB) procedures will be used for goods valued below $500,000; and shopping procedures may be used for goods valued below $100,000. For works, ICB procedures will be used for works valued at $5,000,000 or above; NCB procedures will be used for works valued below $5,000,000; and shopping procedures may be used for works valued below $100,000.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Tanaka, Sakiko|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Human and Social Development Division, SERD|
Ministry of Education and Training
25 Ta Quang Buu, Back Khoa
|Concept Clearance||06 Nov 2012|
|Fact Finding||24 Mar 2014 to 01 Apr 2014|
|MRM||14 Jul 2014|
|Approval||27 Nov 2014|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||26 Mar 2020|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|27 Nov 2014||23 Jan 2015||21 May 2015||30 Sep 2021||-||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||93.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||80.00||27 Nov 2014||40.39||0.00||55%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||27 Nov 2014||36.87||0.00||50%|
|Status of Covenants|
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|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|EQUIPMENT FOR CIVIL WORKS PHASE 1 (NORTHERN REGION )||Loan 3201||29 Nov 2019||CONSORTIUM HAI HA EDUCATION EQUIPMENT JOINT S||NO. 79, TRAN DAI NGHIA STREET, BACH KHOA WARD, HAI BA TRUNG DISTRICT, HANOI VIET NAM,SOC REP OF||Ministry of Education and Training||SUPPLY OF GOODS||1,435,369.49||1,306,119.97|
|EQUIPMENT FOR CIVIL WORKS PHASE 1 (SOUTHERN REGION S)||Loan 3201||29 Nov 2019||JV LONG THANH EDUCATIONAL EQUIPMENT AND TECHN||NO. 10 DINH CONG MALL, DINH CONG WARD, H OANG MAI DISTRICT, HANOI VIET NAM,SOC REP OF||Ministry of Education and Training||SUPPLY OF GOODS||1,220,938.66||1,110,997.82|
|AUDIT SERVICES FOR THE PERIOD 2018 - 2021||Loan 3201||24 Jun 2019||GRANT THORNTON (VIETNAM) LIMITED||HANOI, VIETNAM VIET NAM,SOC REP OF||Ministry of Education and Training||CONSULTANCY||129,189.47||129,189.47|
|FURNITURE FOR CIVIL WORKS IN THE NORTHERN REGION||Loan 3201||31 Aug 2018||JV NGOC DIEP PRODUCTION & TRADING CO., LTD AN||118 NGUYEN DU STREET, HAI BA TRUNG, HANO I VIET NAM,SOC REP OF||Ministry of Education and Training||SUPPLY OF GOODS||1,097,160.00||1,097,160.00|
|FURNITURE FOR CIVIL WORKS IN THE SOUTHERN PROVINCE S||Loan 3201||31 Aug 2018||NGOC DIEP PRODUCTION AND TRADING CO., LTD.||118 NGUYEN DU STREET, HAI BA TRUNG, HANO I VIET NAM,SOC REP OF||Ministry of Education and Training||SUPPLY OF GOODS||1,077,680.00||1,077,680.00|
|Construction of 6 Classrooms for Tran Ngoc Suong LSS, Tien Phuoc District, Quang Nam Province||Loan 3201||25 Apr 2017||Son Chau Construction and Trading Co., Ltd.||Dong Phu Sub-Town, Que Son District, Qua Ng Nam Province Viet Nam||Ministry of Education and Training||Construction||101,488.97||92,169.37|
|Construction of 4 Classrooms and 1 Chemistry Subject Room for Cat Thanh LSS, Phu Cat District, Binh Dinh Province||Loan 3201||25 Apr 2017||My Loi Construction Co., Ltd.||Ha Lam Sub-Town, Thang Binh District, Qu Ang Nam Province Viet Nam||Ministry of Education and Training||Construction||112,285.73||101,974.66|
|Construction of 1 Chemistry Subject Room, 1 Library, 3 Teachers' Housing Rooms in Sung Thai Ems LSS, Yen Minh District, Ha Giang Province||Loan 3201||18 Apr 2017||Viet Thang Co., Ltd.||Viet Quang Sub-Town, Bac Quang District, Ha Giang Province Viet Nam||Ministry of Education and Training||Construction||117,868.90||106,870.73|
|Construction of 1 Library, 4 Student Dorm Rooms, 3 Teachers Housing Rooms, 1 Kitchen, 1 Toilet for Tung Vai LSS, Quan Ba District, Ha Giang Province||Loan 3201||18 Apr 2017||Doan Ket Co., Ltd.||Group 5, Yen Minh Town, Yen Minh Distric T, Ha Giang Province Viet Nam||Ministry of Education and Training||Construction||121,228.57||109,916.91|
|Equipment for School Clusters in Central Highlands and Mekong Delta Areas||Loan 3201||18 Apr 2017||282 Co., Ltd.||Group 18, Nguyen Trai Ward, Ha Giang Cit Y, Ha Giang Province Viet Nam||Ministry of Education and Training||Construction||137,737.83||124,885.72|
|Construction of 6 Classrooms for Nguyen Dinh Chieu Lower Secondary School, Thang Binh District, Quang Nam Province||Loan 3201||17 Apr 2017||Phuc Luan Construction Co., Ltd.||5 Hamlet, Tien My Commune, Tien Phuoc Di Strict, Quang Nam Province Viet Nam||Ministry of Education and Training||Construction||105,854.97||95,880.44|
|Construction of 4 Classrooms, 1 Physics Subject Room for Nguyen Binh Khiem Ems LSS, Bac Tra My DistricCt, Quang Nam Province||Loan 3201||17 Apr 2017||Hoi An Construction Development Investment Js||25 Huong Vuong, Hoi An Viet Nam||Ministry of Education and Training||Construction||114,669.67||103,864.55|
|Construction of 2 Classrooms, 1 Library and Toilet for Common Use in Thang Tin Primary and LSS, Hoang Su Phi District, Ha Giang Province||Loan 3201||17 Apr 2017||Thanh Tien Co., Ltd.||Tam Thai Commune, Phu Ninh District, Qua Ng Nam Province Viet Nam||Ministry of Education and Training||Construction||117,801.32||106,701.11|
|Equipment for School Clusters in the Northern Mountain Areas||Loan 3201||17 Apr 2017||Joint Venture Khai Quoc - Saovang (Khai Quoc||Hanoi, Vietnam Viet Nam||Ministry of Education and Training||Supply of Goods||739,943.60||739,943.60|
|Guard Rails Improvement Works||Loan 3201||17 Apr 2017||Partnership Bidder Victoria-Vietnhat-Vinemati||Adcast Jsc/Victoria Investment Trade & T Ourism Corp. Co), Hanoi, Vietnam Viet Nam||Ministry of Education and Training||Supply of Goods||1,651,958.00||1,651,958.00|
|Construction of 6 Classrooms for Quang Trung LSS, Tien Phuoc District, Quang Nam Province||Loan 3201||10 Apr 2017||Kieu Viet Co., Ltd.||No. 60 Chu Van An Street, Quy Nhon City, Binh Dinh Province Viet Nam||Ministry of Education and Training||Construction||113,656.93||103,019.96|
|Construction of 4 Classrooms, 1 Subject Room, 10 Student Dorm Rooms, 5 Teacher's Housing Rooms, 1 Kitchen, 1 Toilet for Cu Pui LSS, Krong Bong District, Dak Lak||Loan 3201||28 Mar 2017||Bac Nam Co., Ltd.||Group 8, Nguyen Trai Ward, Ha Giang City , Ha Giang Province Viet Nam||Ministry of Education and Training||Construction||266,525.87||243,471.92|
|Construction of 6 Classrooms for Que Trung Lower Secondary School, Nong Son District, Quang Nam Province||Loan 3201||28 Mar 2017||Phu Vinh Construction Co., Ltd.||No. 45/6, Mac Dinh Chi Street, Buon Ma T Huot City, Dak Lak Province Viet Nam||Ministry of Education and Training||Construction||320,456.54||292,737.72|
|Construction of 4 Classrooms, 1 Biology Subject Room for Yen Son LSS, Thanh Son District, Phu Tho Province||Loan 3201||28 Mar 2017||Phu Vinh Construction Co., Ltd.||No. 45/6, Mac Dinh Chi Street, Buon Ma T Huot City, Dak Lak Province Viet Nam||Ministry of Education and Training||Construction||106,892.01||97,646.05|
|Construction of 4 Classrooms, 1 Chemistry Subject Room for Phan Chu Trinh LSS, Krong Buk District, Dak Lak Province||Loan 3201||28 Mar 2017||Kinh Nam Furniture and Construction Co., Ltd.||No. 66 Tran Cao Van, Buon Ma Thuot City Viet Nam||Ministry of Education and Training||Construction||116,126.82||106,082.09|
|Construction of 4 Classrooms, 1 Chemistry Subject Room and 2 Teacher Housing Rooms in Cu Ewi LSS, Cu Kuin District, Dak Lak Province||Loan 3201||28 Mar 2017||Tam Thang Construction JSC||No. 91 Ly Thai To Street, Buon Ma Thuot City, Dak Lak Province Viet Nam||Ministry of Education and Training||Construction||120,280.95||109,876.89|
|Construction of 8 Student Dormitories, 3 Teacher Housing Rooms and 1 Kitchen for Dong Son LSS, Tan S on District, Phu Tho Province||Loan 3201||28 Mar 2017||Hoang Hung Construction Co., Ltd.||Km 55, 26 National Way, Ea Dar Commune, Ea Kar District, Dak Lak Province Viet Nam||Ministry of Education and Training||Construction||141,044.78||128,844.69|
|Construction of 4 Classrooms, 1 Library, 3 Teacher's Housing Rooms in Tran Quoc Toan LSS, Lak District, Dak Lak Province||Loan 3201||28 Mar 2017||282 Co., Ltd.||Group 18, Nguyen Trai Ward, Ha Giang Cit Y, Ha Giang Province Viet Nam||Ministry of Education and Training||Construction||145,053.85||132,506.99|
|Construction of 6 Classrooms, 1 Chemistry Subject Room and 2 Teacher Housing Rooms for Chu Van An LSS, Ea H'Leo District||Loan 3201||28 Mar 2017||Phuc Hung Construction JSC||No. 119/15, Mai Hac De Street, Tan Thanh Ward, Buon Ma Thuot City, Dak Lak Provi Viet Nam||Ministry of Education and Training||Construction||150,550.00||137,527.75|
|Construction of 10 Student Dormitories, 3 Teacher Housing Rooms and 1 Kitchen for Thu Ngac LSS, Tan Son District, Phu Tho Province||Loan 3201||28 Mar 2017||Phuong Hong Construction Co., Ltd.||No. 34 Ngo Gia Tu, Ea Drang Sub-Town, Ea H'Leo District, Dak Lak Province Viet Nam||Ministry of Education and Training||Construction||162,423.18||148,373.89|
|Construction of Sinh Lung Primary and Lower Secondary School, Dong Van District, Ha Giang Province||Loan 3201||28 Mar 2017||Thanh Loi Co., Ltd.||No. 14 Viet Quang Sub-Town, Bac Quang Di Strict, Ha Giang Province Viet Nam||Ministry of Education and Training||Construction||228,496.56||208,732.08|
|Construction of 4 Classrooms, 1 Physics Subject Room for Ea Yieng LSS, Krong Pak District, Dak Lak Province||Loan 3201||21 Mar 2017||Hoa Hong Commerce and Construction Co., Ltd.||Thuy Van Commune, Viet Tri City, Phu Tho Province Viet Nam||Ministry of Education and Training||Construction||109,310.67||99,824.84|
|Construction of Ta Phin Ethnic Minority Semi Boarding Primary and Lower Secondary School, Dong Van District, Ha Giang Province||Loan 3201||21 Mar 2017||Thanh Binh Wood Construction Co., Ltd.||Ben Got Ward, Viet Tri City, Phu Tho Pro Vince Viet Nam||Ministry of Education and Training||Construction||144,511.31||131,970.80|
|Construction of Son Vi Ethnic Minority Semi Boarding Lower Secondary School, Meo Vac District, Ha Giang Province||Loan 3201||21 Mar 2017||Huong Tho Trading One Member Co., Ltd.||Thong Nhat Group, Dong Thinh Commune, Ye N Lap District, Phu Tho Province Viet Nam||Ministry of Education and Training||Construction||172,507.97||157,537.95|
|Construction of 8 Student Dorms, 1 Library, 1 Kitchen for Thach Dan LSS, Lang Son Province||Loan 3201||27 Jan 2017||Various||Various Viet Nam||Ministry of Education and Training||Others||133,889.70||132,597.22|
|Contractual Staff Salaries for 2017||Loan 3201||19 Jan 2017||JV of Phu Thai Construction JSC and Thanh Dat||No. 104 Phai Ve Street, Dong Kinh Ward, Lang Son City, Lang Son Province Viet Nam||Ministry of Education and Training||Construction||122,151.75||109,999.43|
|Construction of 1 Library, 8 Student Dorms, 1 Toilet, 1 Kitchen for Yen Lo Ethnic Minority Semi-Boarded LSS in Lang Son Province||Loan 3201||19 Jan 2017||Thang Loi Construction Co., Ltd.||Group 9, Resettlement Area, Dong Kinh Wa Rd, Lang Son City, Lang Son Province Viet Nam||Ministry of Education and Training||Construction||146,704.45||133,652.76|
|Construction of 4 Classrooms, 1 Physics Subject Room, 3 Teacher's Housing Rms, 4 Student Dorms, 1 Kitchen, Toilets in Loc Yen LSS, Lang Son Province||Loan 3201||19 Jan 2017||Hung Son Construction JSC||No. 49, Tran Phu, Bac Son Sub-Town, Bas Son District, Lang Son Province Viet Nam||Ministry of Education and Training||Construction||166,083.80||149,560.88|
|Construction of 4 Classrooms, 1 Library for Hung Vuong LSS, Krong Bong District, Dak Lak Province||Loan 3201||19 Jan 2017||Thuan Thien One Member Co., Ltd.||No.09 Ba Trieu Street, Hoang Van Thu War D, Lang Son City Viet Nam||Ministry of Education and Training||Construction||216,907.60||195,328.45|
|Construction of 4 Teacher Housing Rooms, 6 Student Dorms, 1 Toilet for Lam Ca Ethnic Minority Semi-Boarded LSS, Lang Son Province||Loan 3201||13 Jan 2017||JV of Tung Lam Construction Enterprise and Th||No. 061, Group 4, Song Bang Ward, Cao Ba Ng City, Cao Bang Province Viet Nam||Ministry of Education and Training||Construction||117,019.03||105,704.10|
|Construction of 4 Classrooms, Library in Nam Cao LSS, Bao Lam District, Cao Bang Province||Loan 3201||10 Jan 2017||Ha Bo Co., Ltd.||Group 17, Ngoc Xuan Ward, Cao Bang City, Cao Bang Province Viet Nam||Ministry of Education and Training||Construction||110,713.81||99,920.22|
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Second Lower Secondary Education for the Most Disadvantaged Areas Project: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Oct 2019|