DRIVE is planning to support the new National Vocational Training Institute in Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka. In May 2018 Gemco International, the selected executor of the project, received a positive assessment for its Intake proposal. The final assessment is expected to take place in November 2018.
To mark this milestone, the Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training is organising a ground-breaking ceremony on 7 September 2018. President of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena was born in Polonnaruwa and wholeheartedly supports the project. The Netherlands Ambassador in Sri Lanka Mrs Joanne Doornewaard has been invited to attend the ceremony. She will say a few words about the intended support by the Netherlands through the DRIVE programme.