Clean WATER – Newsletter

Since 2013 up to now, the project “TVET for Skilled Workers in the Wastewater Sector” as part of the Programme Reform of TVET in Viet Nam, funded by Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), has focused on developing and implementing the pilot training programme for Sewage Engineering Technicians in order to produce a higher-skilled workforce for the wastewater sector.

On behalf of BMZ, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has provided support and consultation to Vietnamese partners, including the TVET institute, the partner enterprises, the sector association and relevant ministries, in order to develop and implement the cooperative training model.

The Ho Chi Minh Vocational College of Technology (HVCT) is offering the training course for “Sewage Engineering Technicians”. This programme has been developed and is being implemented in close cooperation with sewerage companies, including:

  •  Ho Chi Minh Urban Drainage One Member Limited Company (UDC)
  •  Ba Ria Vung Tau Urban Sewerage and Development One Member Limited Company (BUSADCO)
  •  Binh Duong Water Supply, Sewerage, Environment One Member Limited Company (BIWASE)
  •  Can Tho Water Supply, Sewerage One Member Limited Company (CanthoWassco)
  •  Khanh Hoa Water Supply, Sewerage Joint Stock Company (KhanhhoaWassco)

The project has not only strengthened the partnership between the TVET institute, the Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA) and the sewerage companies, it has also built capacity for teachers and in-company trainers on effective training methods and the technical aspects of sewage engineering.


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