An agreement was signed between the Ministry of National Defence and the Austrian Government in Hanoi on Jan. 18 on the provision of a project to upgrade ministry-run vocational training schools with funding from Austria.

Under the second phase of the project from now to 2015, the Austrian Government will help 11 schools retrain their teachers and managers, supply them with equipment and upgrade their production workshops.

The funding is from Austrian Official Development Assistance.

Deputy Minister Le Huu Duc and Austrian Ambassador to Vietnam George Heindl witnessed the signing ceremony./.