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A partial list of assignments previously or currently being undertaken by Mekong and/or its staff include:
  • Consultancy services for assisting the Vietnam Development Assistance Fund (DAF) in becoming a more transparent and efficient policy lending institution. Mekong Co., Ltd are working with Development Bank of Japan and Japan Economic Research Institute to provide technical assistance to the DAF in order to formulize a suitable strategy, an effective organizational structure, operating procedures, internal controls, risk management system, enhance the information system, human resource management etc. This project is financed by an ASEM Grant managed by the World Bank (10/2005 - ongoing)

  • Consultancy to Support the Resolution of Non-performing Debts and Assets of the SOEs. The services provided including to assist the Debts and Assets Trading Company, Ministry of Finance in collecting, analyzing the nonperforming loan situation of the SOEs, devise the strategy to deal with NPLs, compile operating manual, training the staff of the DATC in professional skills.. The project is funded by a Multi Donor Trust Fund, managed by the World Bank (8/2005 – ongoing)

  • Provision of accounting and financial management services to Vietnam – Australia Capacity for Effective Governance Facility (CEG) to manage some 25 projects funded by the Facility. The CEG Facility is a program with an Australian Government grant, administered by the Australian Agency for International Development, in cooperation with the Ministry of Planning and Investment.(10/2005 -ongoing)

  • Consultancy to support Ninh Binh Commercial Joint Stock Bank to develop its business strategy and enhance organizational structures and capacity building in order to penetrating banking and financial services market in Hanoi and other urban areas (12/2004 – 4/2005)

  • Presentation to  top executives of Hai Duong Joint Stock Bank, Vietnam – on developing business strategy, enhance organizational structures and capacity building in order to penetrating banking and financial services market in Hanoi and other urban areas (3/2005).

  • Prepare Vietnam Country Paper on NPL and NPA resolutions and Insolvency System; Risk management; present at the Forum for Asian Insolvency Reform 4, organised in New Delhi, India by the World Bank, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Asian Development Bank in partnership with the Government of Japan (10/2004- 11/2004).

  • Consultancy to support Mitsubishi Research Institute Inc, Japan to study four selected industries in Vietnam, import and export activities, trade relationship with Japan as part of industrial survey activities in Asia;  its output will be used as a base for the think tank to advise the Japanese government in shaping up its trade policy with Asian countries (12/2004 – 3/2005)

  • Provision of auditing and accounting expert for an ADB TA: Developing the Social Security System – Component B (8/2004 – 3/2005)

  • “An assessment of Vietnam’s monetary policies since the renovation” for CIEM (Central Institute for Economic Management). This is a sub-component of the Project VIE/01/025: Institutional Reform for Business Development (6/2004 – 12/2004)

  • Consulting services to help Asia Commercial Joint Stock Bank to compile a Term of Reference for “consultancy to assist Asia Commercial Joint Stock Bank to develop its business strategy for the period upto 2010”. (6/2004)

  • Presentation to Board of Management and Executives of Maritime Commercial Joint Stock Bank, Vietnam – “Develop business strategy in the context of integration with international economy “( 6/2004)

  • Presentation to Board of Management and Executives of Asia Commercial Joint Stock Bank, Vietnam- “Develop business strategy for Banks in the context of integration with international economy”  ( 6/2004)

  • Consultancy project to assist the Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (“Agribank”) to study and prepare the business strategy for the period up to 2010. Workdone include an throughout assessment of external and internal environment of the Agribank, analyse (October 2003 – June 2004)

  • Consultancy project to prepare credit manual and provide training to the bank’s staff on using credit manual for Mekong Delta Housing Bank ( September 2003 – June 2004)

  • Consultancy to review, compile a detailed report on the current finance and material management systems to be included in the Request For Proposal for a new Financial Management Information System (FMIS) and Materials Management Information System (MMIS) of Electricity of Vietnam (January – February 2004).

  • Consultancy in a project funded Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to study principles for consolidation of financial statements of Electricity Vietnam and conversion from Vietnamese Accounting System into International Accounting Standards; assessment of consolidation and conversion practice of Electricity of Vietnam (August – September 2003).

  • Consultancy to support the restructuring of the financial management in Vocational Technical Education Training of Vietnam (a component in a US$120 million project funded by ADB, 01/2002 - 6/2003)

  • Organized a corporate training program on marketing and selling skills for Mekong Trading and Investment Corporation (March 2003)

  • Worked with West Midlands Enterprise Co., Birmingham, UK in the operational and financial audit for the period ended 30 April 2002 for Multilateral Trade Policy Assistant Program, a project funded by the European Community (07/2002).

  • Taxation regulation compliance consultancy, Hatay Brewery Company (Heineken and Tiger Beer Producer) (9/2002 -9/2004).

  • Statutory audit, group reporting, reviewing and making recommendations on internal controls of a number of foreign invested and local companies in Vietnam including Econ Hanoi Corporation, VAM Co., Ltd, Vinastone Joint Venture Ltd, Gentraco, The Hanoi Club JVC, Ltd, Thuan Thanh Co., Ltd…., Sun Red River Co., Ltd, Tungfeng Construction and Engineering (Vietnam) Co., Ltd …etc

  • Consulting services to to improve the accounting and financial management policy and procedures, select and implementation of an accounting and financial management software to assist Phuong Hong JSC (7/2004- 8/2004); Vinastones JVC (05/2004- 11/2004), Thuan Thanh Co., Ltd (July 2003)

  • Consultancy services for Mekong Project Development Facility - a multi-donors fund managed by IFC - assisting a company who employed some 6,000 workers to develop an accounting and financial management system (01/2002)

  • In cooperation with Asia Pacific Life Insurance Committee (Singapore) organizing a life insurance conference in Hochiminh City for staff and agents of AIA, Manulife, Bao Minh Insurance Co., (12/2002)

  • Partnering with World Bank Institute, Washington DC and VDIC, World Bank Vietnam to organize international dialogue on globalization issues. International and national experts discussed a series of issues with government officials, researchers, representatives from academia and civil society groups in Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Washington DC. Some 50 persons from Vietnam have attended the session, (06/2002).

  • Seminar on Banking services in Vietnam, Facts Issues and Suggestions, for representatives of commercial banks and State Bank of Vietnam, in Hochiminh City, funded by the World Bank (01/2002).

  • Survey and Assessment of Banking Services of Vietnamese Bank, commissioned by the State Bank of Vietnam funded by the World Bank (05/2001-01/2002).

  • Seminar on Banking Services in Vietnam, Facts Issues and Suggestions, for representatives of commercial banks and the State Bank of Vietnam, in Hanoi, funded by the World Bank (12/2001).

  • Presentation on Debt Restructuring and Asset Management Company for Krung Thai Bank and a delegation from the State Bank of Vietnam and Vietnam Industrial & Commercial Bank (03/2001).

  • Advisory services to support the restructuring of the debts worth USD25.6 million of a five stars hotel in Hanoi, down to USD 13.6 million (11/2000-06/2001).

  • Consultancy to support the restructuring of the Joint Stocks Commercial Banks Sector for the State Bank of Vietnam, funded by the World Bank (01/2000 – 10/2000).

  • Financial statutory audit for banking clients including Natexis Populaires Banques Vietnam (2000 audit), Vietcombank (1998, 1999), Vietnam International Joint Stock Commercial Bank (1999, 2000), Saigon Thuong Tin JS Commercial Bank (1999). Diagnostic review for Vietcombank (1998, 1999 period).

  • Statutory audit, group reporting, reviewing and making recommendations on internal controls for ING Baring (1995 -1999), ANZ Bank (1998,1999), May Bank Hanoi (1996).

  • Audit and diagnostic review of Eximbank Hanoi for two year 1996 and 1997 commissioned by the World Bank and the State Bank of Vietnam.

  • Analyst, due diligent review to assist Vietnam Fund, the first ever foreign investor allowed to acquire shares of VP Bank (1995).

  • Facilitated, assisted, conducted various training for Fujibank, May Bank and other foreign and local banks on Vietnam accounting and banking regulations (1996 and 1997).

  • Assisted in project “setting up banking operational manual system for ING Barings Hanoi” (1995)

  • Consultancy services setting up financial management system for ESSO Vietnam Representative office, Helvetas Vietnam and EC-Vietnam Malaria Controls Project

  • Provide project management services for development projects (preparing EOI and proposals, logistic arrangement, source local consultants etc.) for a number of international consulting firms.