Strengthening Tourism Vocational Training Institutions (Regional)
|Industry and Trade
|05 Jul 2021
The project is establishing vocational training institutions, strengthening teaching capacity, and developing curriculum and training materials that harmonize with ASEAN and PRC standards. It is also promoting exchanges and cooperation among GMS tourism schools and university programs to promote better tourism management and hospitality services. SUBPROJECT: Skills Develop- ment in the Tourism and Hospitality Sector in Lao PDR-Skills for Tourism. The subproject supports improvement in tourism/hospitality vocational education and training through enhanced quality, increased scale of provision, financing, and good governance. A particular emphasis of the project is to support people from disadvantaged backgrounds to acquire the skills need- ed to work directly or indirectly in the greater tourism economy. The overall objective is promotion of sustainable and inclusive growth of the Lao PDR tourism/ hospitality sector thereby contributing to poverty reduction.
Progress (as of March 2021)
Ongoing.Implementation of 5-year project began in September 2016. Project is generally on track. Disbursement is expected to be at approx. 11.25 million EUR by end of 2020 (75% disbursement against 81% time elapsed).
|Tony Donovan Chief Technical Adviser
|Skills for Tourism Project