Government of PNG and European Union Sign K37.0million worth of Contracts for Delivery of 10 Vocational Technical Schools in the Country

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Rhodes MD, Emanuel Papas, signing the contracts for delivery of key vocational infrastructure in PNG.


Education and training for productive employment is vital for economic and social development. Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is viewed as a tool for productivity enhancement and poverty reduction in the region. Today, 10 TVET schools in the country under the EU Funded Human Resource Development Phase 2 Project witnessed the signing of Contracts for the Development for Critical Infrastructure in their institutions worth K36 million kina.Florida Gulaseni reports

Posted by PNG TV on Monday, May 7, 2018

7th May 2018
The Department of National Planning and Monitoring together with the European Union Delegation to PNG, today signed a milestone Contract to two Papua New Guinean established companies, including Rhodes PNG, for the development, supply and construction of vital infrastructure and learning facilities in 10 vocational training institutions in the country. The ceremony was attended by the Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union in PNG, HE. Ioannis Giorkarkis-Argyropoulus, the Deputy Secretary Education (TVET and Unesco), Mr. Winnie Leka, and guest from the private sector and the beneficiary schools in the NCD.

Worth about K37million, the signing today will see the development classrooms, dormitories and ablution blocks, teachers houses, training facilities, workshops etc for lower technical training institutions in the following provinces – NCD (Morata VTC and Badili VTC), Morobe Province (Umi VTC and Bulolo VTC), Eastern Highlands Province (Kamaliki VTC), East New Britain Province (Raval VTC and Kabaira VTC), East Sepik Province (Yawasoro VTC), Enga Province (Laiagam LATC and Pompabus VTC).

Todays signing ceremony follows a series of contracts that were signed over the last two weeks. One of them is for the supply and distribution of tools and equipment that will be delivered to the same schools. These are mostly learning and training equipment for workshops, home science, agriculture tools and implements, etc which will add more value to the operations and learning opportunities for these 10 schools. Brown and white goods will also be supplied for classrooms and teachers houses. Altogether total investments seen signed off in the week totalled about K50.0million.

In thanking the European Union, the Secretary for the Department of National Planning and Monitoring, Ms. Hakaua Harry expressed sincere gratitude to the people of EU on this support. She said EU has been a very key donor in education of the last 15 years supporting the countries needs particularly in lower primary and technical vocational education, apart from support to the Department of Education in building its capacity.

The EU Ambassador also expressed his appreciation to the Government for ensuring these projects are delivered and implemented according to the rules and procedures required.

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