VIETNAM, Saturday (15 September 2018) – Export-Import Bank of Malaysia (EXIM Bank) today witnessed the official opening ceremony of British University Vietnam (BUV) Ecopark Campus which it financed under its Overseas Project Financing Facility.
The ceremony was officiated by Mr. Phung Xuan Nha, Minister of Education and Training and attended by officials from the Vietnam government, BUV board members and EXIM Bank representatives. Among them are Mr. Nguyen Van Phuc, Deputy Minister of Education and Training, Sir Graeme Davies, Chairman of BUV and Dato’ Loy Teik Ngan, BUV board member. EXIM Bank invitation is headed by its P/CEO, Puan Norzilah Mohammed.
The University is located in Hung Yen Province that is only 10km from Hanoi’s city centre. This state-of-the-art campus took 3 years to construct and has the capacity to accommodate up to 3,000 students. The university’s open design concept which allows closeness to nature is also equipped with modern and high technology facilities. Known as BUV Ecopark Campus, the students will be exposed to an active learning environment that encourages discovery and research capability.
Apart from making available the ideal learning environment, combining nature and modern technology, students will be exposed to teaching methodology and learning experience structured according to UK standard format and programmes, ensuring quality graduates for the markets.
According to Norzilah, P/CEO of EXIM Bank, BUV is indeed another milestone for EXIM Bank in penetrating the global education market in support of Malaysian investors and exporters.
“In 2017, EXIM Bank extended its credit support of RM16.2 billion for both financing and insurance into 12 primary key sectors under the national key economic areas. We also extended RM2.05 billion in both financing and insurance to support the small-and-medium enterprises (SME) segment,” Norzilah added.