A conference on reviewing the project to intensify the manpower capacity in tourism and hospitality sector in Vietnam was held in Hue city, Thua Thien-Hue province on June 11.

The project funded by the Luxembourg government has a total investment of 3.95 million EURO.

The project has been carried out since 2010 by Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Luxembourg Cooperation and Development Agency (LuxDev). The project is scheduled to conclude in late June 2015.

Beneficiaries of the project are lecturers, teachers and students of nine tourism and hospitality schools and colleges in cities nationwide including Hanoi, Hai Phong, Da Lat, Nha Trang, Vung Tau, Can Tho and Ho Chi Minh City.

According to the project management board, the project has invested in equipping, and classrooms, installing computer systems of all participating schools.

The project has helped 541 officials and teachers take local and international training classes on skills, teaching methods and administrative capacity.

Addressing the event, Deputy Minister Dang Thi Bich Lien praised the support from the Luxembourg government in helping tourism training schools in Vietnam build their infrastructure, bolster management competency and contribute to increasing training quality for the sector.

The project is the third supporting Vietnam’s tourism funded by the Luxembourg government since 1997.-VNA