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Director General Truong Anh Dung worked with the Agency French Development (AFD)
9:30' 5/6/2021

  On April 16, 2021, in Hanoi,  Director General Truong Anh Dung worked with Mr. Quentin Lebegue, Head of Urban Infrastructure and Social Development Department, representing the Agency French Development (AFD) in Vietnam, in order to discuss the possibility of promoting the project “Investing in building a system of high quality vocational education and training to reach out to G20 developed countries” on the basis of continuing the successes of the project “Investment and development of high quality vocational schools” sponsored by AFD ends 2019.




At the meeting, Director General Truong Anh Dung informed the French side the draft of Vietnam's Vocational Education Development Strategy for the period 2021 - 2030 and a vision to the year 2045, which emphasized development goals and system formation system of high-quality vocational training institutions meeting ASEAN 4 standards, a number of schools meeting G20 world standards. The Director General raised the issue with AFD focusing on investment in future industries, specific occupations such as aviation, space, clean energy, logistics, industries of the Industrial Revolution 4.0 and digital economy at the same time is also the strength of France.



 General Director Truong Anh Dung took photos with delegates attending the meeting

Speaking at the meeting, the representative of AFD, Mr. Quentin Lebegue said that AFD has been providing loans to the Government with very favorable interest rates and conditions. AFD is eager and ready to fund the next project in the career education sector. However, Vietnam's on-lending mechanism problems are a huge barrier to not only AFD's investment but all other donors. Therefore, AFD suggested that there should soon be a clearer mechanism for AFD to participate in investment in Vietnam. AFD promises to provide a non-refundable technical assistance grant to hire experts to assess the development investment needs of the current Vietnamese vocational education system, achievements and success lessons from the previous project as a premise for the promotion of new projects with highest investment efficiency.  
Summarizing the meeting, Director General Truong Anh Dung thanked AFD representatives and expected the two sides to continue to exchange ideas and implementation mechanisms as the official basis for project proposal.
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