Fulbright University Vietnam signed a mandate with IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, to support the construction of Fulbright’s flagship campus, on the 15- hectare site donated by the Vietnamese government in the center of Saigon High Tech Park. The mandate represents a critical step to a long-term collaborative effort, and upcoming months will see Fulbright and IFC work closely to finalize an impact financing agreement.
Fulbright’s commitment to higher education and social mission, as well as the sustainability aspect that is central to Fulbright campus design and development, were among the key factors in IFC’s interest in the project, demonstrating a shared vision of Vietnam’s future.
Fulbright University Vietnam’s President Dam Bich Thuy iterates “Our mission is to deliver a world class education to the young generation of Vietnam. We believe that this shared commitment to the development of Vietnam and its future are central to our collaboration with IFC. IFC’s support shows its strong commitment to the development of human capital of Vietnam and the ASEAN region. We believe the commitment from IFC will also bring the greater participation from private sector in the development of a world-class university in Vietnam”
IFC – a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group – is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets.We work with more than 2,000 businesses worldwide, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities where they are needed most. In fiscal year 2019, we delivered more than $19 billion in long term financing for developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.