Singapore Mixed Education Development project to have total investment capital of $12.15 million.
The KinderWorld Education Group officially began construction of its Singapore Mixed Education Development project in northern Quang Ninh province on April 9.
Built on 7.1 ha at the Ha Long Marina Urban Area in Ha Long city, the project will receive total investment of VND270 billion ($12.15 million).
Mr. Ricky Tan, Chairman of the KinderWorld Group, said the project has received a lot of support from the provincial government. “It took four years to establish the first international college, in Da Nang, and 14 months to receive a land use rights certificate for our project in Quy Nhon city in Binh Dinh province,” he said. “We are honored to say that this project was established after only seven months and is a new achievement for KinderWorld in investing in Vietnam.”
Commencing in August, the first phase of the project includes the KinderWorld International Kindergarten, the Group’s pilot Pre-school Education Research Centre, and the Singapore International School, offering educational programs from Nursery to Year 3 initially.
The Research Centre will serve as a laboratory kindergarten where observation, research and data on advanced early childhood education curriculum and methodology will be undertaken by local and international education experts.
Additional educational facilities for the Singapore International School and student dormitories for 2,000 students will be added in Phase 2, 3 and 4 to further extend the range of educational programs to University Foundation Program and higher education. The student accommodation will be for students not only from Quang Ninh province but also from surrounding provinces.
Mr. Nguyen Duc Long, Chairman of the Quang Ninh People’s Committee, said the province recognized that education and training is a decisive factor in the rapid and sustainable development of the province. “The provincial government will therefore continue to create the most favorable conditions for investors in the province, especially investment in education and training,” he said.
A memorandum of understanding on strategic cooperation was also signed between the KinderWorld Education Group and BIM Group - SYRENA Vietnam on the same day.
The KinderWorld Education Group was established in 1986 in Singapore, opened its first international school in Vietnam in 2000, and now operates 16 campuses under the brand names KinderWorld International Kindergarten, Singapore International School, Singapore Vietnam International School, and Pegasus International College, from Nursery to Higher & Continuing Education in Hanoi, Da Nang, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City, Vung Tau and Binh Duong.
The group also operates the Pegasus International School in Iskandar, Malaysia, and the Amata Singapore International School in Bangkok, Thailand.