On May 2 to 4, 2018, the delegation of international cooperation organizations GIZ, TICA Thailand and the Thai Institute of Science and Technology (TISTR) had a meeting to evaluate the post-project development. Project at the Center for Material Damage Assessment (COMFA), Institute of Materials Science. During 2010-2012, COMFA successfully implemented an international cooperation project supported by GIZ and TICA Thailand: “Advanced technical services for small and medium enterprises (SME) in a number of selected industrial fields ”, after its conclusion, the impact of the Project continues to present. As a result, COMFA’s technical capacity has been strengthened and is increasingly accepted by Vietnamese industry – including small and medium-sized enterprises. With the professional provision of advanced technical services, COMFA has benefited the Vietnamese industry many billion VND by saving costs, reducing downtime (early putting into operation) and improving safety. full production. The review team visited Vietnam Steel Products Company (VSP) – one of the SMEs supported by COMFA through the Project before. VSP highly appreciated the technical service quality of COMFA, so the Company saved 60% of costs and 80% of damage analysis time compared to having to send it to Japan for settlement.
The team highly appreciated COMFA’s efforts in maintaining and developing the achievements of the Project as well as the sustainable development of COMFA, the evaluation team recognized COMFA as a typical case for next project. During the discussions, experts shared their experiences and advice on the management system to promote COMFA to go further, on the contrary, COMFA members also exchanged their experiences to overcome difficulties. up. This review is really helpful for COMFA to look back on itself, not only its success, but also the weaknesses in industrial management, planning, administration and access / marketing to go further. Director of Institute of Materials Science – Assoc.Prof.Dr. Doan Dinh Phuong attended this event and expressed supportive abilities to make COMFA stronger.