President of the University of Danang chaired the virtual meeting with the World Bank's representatives in Vietnam on ODA capital for the Vietnam University Development Project (VUDP).

25/12/2020

On the morning of December 22, 2020, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Vu – President of the University of Da Nang (UD) chaired the virtual meeting with representatives of the World Bank (WB) including the World Bank's Senior Expert in Educational Economics - Mr. Dilip Parajuli and Senior Specialist in Education, Task Team Leader - Ms. Vo Kieu Dung.

Attendees of the meeting were Assoc.Prof.Dr. Le Quang Son – Vice President, ODA project team of UD.

Overview of the meeting

Speaking at the meeting, President Nguyen Ngoc Vu highly appreciated and sincerely thanked the effective coordination and support from the World Bank in Vietnam during the past time.

UD's President exchanged and provided outstanding results in the promotion and implementation of the UD Construction Project (in Hoa Quy - Dien Ngoc). "The project has received a fierce support and participation of governmental agencies from central to local."

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Vu, President of UD

Leaders, managers and relevant staff of UD’s units have made great efforts with a high sense of responsibility, regularly comprehended the direction of ministries and agencies including the Ministry of Education and Training, closely coordinated with local departments and units; Collected ideas and suggestions from UD’s member universities and units to ensure the effective use and deployment of project” – confirmed UD's President.

Currently, UD has also received a corresponding capital source for the implementation progress of site clearance and compensation.

The City People's Council has also approved the policy of building a resettlement area (12ha) for site clearance and plans to continue to build two more resettlement areas to complete this work in 2021.

Mr. Dilip Parajuli – WB’s representatives

"We believe that the World Bank can be assured  the allocated capital will ensure the project implementation according to the set requirements and progress" - said President of UD.

Dr. Nguyen Hiep – Director of UD's Department of Finance - Planning reported on the content and progress of the ODA project, according to which UD has completed the 1/500 map planning with full environmental impact assessment, updated basic design, submitted to leaders of Da Nang city for consideration and approval.

Site clearance is being actively implemented, committed to ensure the progress of the Project. The Commencement Ceremony of the Construction Investment Project of urgent work items for UD in Hoa Quy (period 2018-2020) will be held on the morning of December 24”- reported Dr. Nguyen Hiep.

Dr. Nguyen Hiep – Director of Finance – Planning Department

Speaking at the meeting, on behalf of the World Bank, Mr. Dilip Parajuli acknowledged, highly appreciated UD's efforts and determination to implement the Project as required and on schedule.

WB leaders are very interested in the UD project because it is a large project in the field of education and training, and is currently one of the biggest ones of the World Bank in Vietnam. They expected and suggested that experts of the WB's Task Team will continue to pay attention, closely monitor and coordinate to timely support UD in the implementation process.

Mr. Dilip Parajuli, Ms. Vo Kieu Dung in the working visit to UD (4/2019) 

Ms. Vo Kieu Dung highly appreciated the results achieved; expressed their wish and belief that UD would soon complete a number of related documents such as “Project Operation Manual – POM, Non-infrastructure activities”.

The two sides agreed to have a technical meeting in January 2021. Given by WB that the two sides can sign a Financial Agreement as the Feasibility Study is approved, expected to the end of April or early May 2021.

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