The Project for Improvement of the Primary Schools in Vietnam (Phase Ⅰ)

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The government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam has been promoting economic and social development along the "Doi Moi" line based on the introduction of a market economy and economic openness policies, and has been working on reforms to fully implement elementary school education by the year 2000 in order to develop the necessary human resources. However, the absolute shortage in the number of classrooms and poor facilities have been major obstacles to achieving this goal, so the government has formulated a long-term plan to improve facilities and has requested Japanese grant aid.

Project description

In this project, 348 classroom facilities and educational equipment were provided in 30 schools in three provinces of the Red River Delta (Thai Binh, Nam Ha and Ninh Binh), which are among the most urgent areas in the country. The school buildings consist of a two- or three-story classroom building, a one- or two-story administration building, and a latrine building, with a multipurpose room in the administration building to accommodate experimental classes. In order to avoid severe solar radiation, a double corridor plan with exterior corridors and balconies was adopted. The project also aims to become a model for the standardization of school facilities in Vietnam by following local conventional construction methods with technically appropriate improvements in the Delta region.

  • LOCATION         Vietnam
  • STRUCTURE        Reinforced concrete, 1-3stories above ground
  • TOTAL FLOOR AREA    30 schools, 348 classrooms, Total 36630㎡
  • COMPLETION        1994
  • DUTIES           Basic design, Detail design, Supervision