On December 16th, 2019, Japan – Mekong Regional Logistics Training Center in Vietnam opened the second pilot training and TOT course for CLMV (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam) under the theme of the project on Enhancing Competence of Japan-Mekong Regional Logistics Training Center in Vietnam – The 2nd Stage. The training course has been taking place from December 16 to December 20, 2019.
Assoc. Prof., Dr. Pham Xuan Duong - President of Vietnam Maritime University attended to this ceremony together with Mr. Yoichi Niizeki, Director of Japan Transport Cooperation Association (JTCA), representatives of VMU’s departments concerned and more than 20 participants from CLMV countries.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Xuan Duong – President of VMU spoke at the opening ceremony.
At the opening ceremony, Assoc. Prof., Dr. Pham Xuan Duong affirmed that Vietnam Maritime University is currently the largest training institution, capable of training international qualified logistics human resource in the north region of Vietnam where has played a critical role in the advancement of the country and has been recognized as the place with the most significant geo-politics and also the center of economics, culture and science and technology development of Vietnam.
The Japan – Mekong Regional Logistics Training Center in Vietnam, which belongs to Vietnam Maritime University, was established and has been developing with the support of Japan with functions of training, research, technology transfer and scientific services in the field of logistics, supply chain management, business and economic management. The training courses are divided into two levels: management and operation. A set of courses of Fundamental of logistics & supply chain management, Concepts of logistics and logistics services, Business logistics management, Logistics service management, Import & export business operation, Basic forklift operation, Customs declaration operation, Warehouse management, Seaport operation & management, etc. is at management level that are directly instructed by Japanese and VMU 's experts.
Nowadays, with the positive support of the Japan Transport Cooperation Association, the 2nd stage of the project has been granted to the VMU with main objectives of improving the center's capacity in the modernization, meeting the advanced Japanese training standards, contributing to increase of the quality of logistics workers in the region.
Mr. Yoichi Niizeki, Director of Japan Transport Cooperation Association (JTCA) spoke the ideas.
Being one of the top logistics development countries in the world, the government of Japan has always created conditions to renew and update new standards for the logistics industry in terms of forming high qualified human resources through vocational training programs as well as cooperating with other countries that is in the stage of developing infrastructure and logistics human resources. Vietnam are considered as one of strategic partners in the period of 2016 - 2020 until 2030.
The project on “Enhancing Competence of Japan-Mekong Regional Logistics Training Center in Viet Nam (JMLTC) - Stage 2” aims to contribute to develop skills and capacity on logistics and supply chain management for logistics service providers. It will be in the line of the first stage with supports of the following activities including: the pilot training and the TOT courses; textbooks updating and translating; construction of outdoor training area; and improvement of facilities, auxiliary training equipment, and software for training activities.