The European Union (EU) has said it is currently preparing a grant programme of 33 million Euros that will be used for capacity development in the construction sector.
Head of the EU delegation to Malawi Marchel Gerrmann made the revelation in Lilongwe on Tuesday during the official launch of National Transport and National Construction Industry policies.
“You will be pleased to hear, Honourable Minister, that the European Union will be contributing concretely to the implementation of this strategy as we are currently preparing a grant programme of 33 million Euro that will be dedicated to capacity development in the construction sector,” he said.
Gerrmann said the programme is planned to start in early 2016 and will be focusing on technical and vocational training in the construction sector.
He asked government and other stakeholders in construction and transport sectors to really implement what is contained in the two policies.
“Malawi has no shortfall of well-thought policies. It is often at implementation stage, when it comes to translating good policy intentions into concrete reforms and tangible deliverables that Malawi falls short of expectations. The European Union looks forward to working with government to make sure that we collectively deliver on the implementation of these policies,” he said.
Transport Minister Francis Kasaila thanked the European Delegation Road Transport Sector Policy Programme for the technical assistance offered during the development of the transport policy.
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