THE Department of Tourism has donated VT two million to the Vanuatu Skills Partnership as an initiative to support their work in upskilling workers.
This donation was made during the opening of a tourism capacity building workshop yesterday at the Vanuatu Christian Council conference room.
The acting director of the Department of Tourism, Donald Pelam, said they were very happy to have made this donation and looking forward to supporting the VSP in the future.
“This is to show that we are able to take this institution forward; the Vanuatu government wants to own it so that in the years to come it will continue to sustain itself,” he said.
He said it is a very important institution that can help improve the services or work provided by staff in every department.
The acting DG of the Ministry of Tourism and Trade George Borogu said this is the first time ever for a department to support the Vanuatu Skill Partnership.
“Without skills partnership we cannot develop, with this partnership we are now equipped to move forward in the tourism industry,” he said.
“This is a step forward for other departments to follow.”
The handing over was made by the Director of Tourism and the CEO of Vanuatu Tourism Office, Adela Aru and the Acting DG.
The Director of Vanuatu Skills Partnership, Fremden Yanhambath received the cheque.