Strengthening Tourism Vocational Training Institutions (Regional)


Project TBD
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Type Loan
Sector Industry and Trade
Country Regional
Start 2016
End -
Status Ongoing
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 70,000
Confinancing Source: 7.5M EUR (8.6 m USD) from Luxembourg; 7.5M EURO (8.6m USD)from Switzerland, In-kind contribution from Lao PDR

Project Description

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).


Contact 1
Contact Name Tony Donovan Chief Technical Adviser
Organization Skills for Tourism Project
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