ADB processed a US$ 3 million grant fund through the Japanese Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) which will complement the programme by demonstrating innovative approaches in promoting private sector participation and women’s economic empowerment, prioritizing employments of female TVET graduates.  The Ministry entered in to an agreement with Plan International Australia to administer and implement the project on 16th November 2018.  Mr. Sunil Hettiarachchi (Secretary – Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training) and Mrs. Mia Haglund Heelas (Country Director – Plan International of Sri Lanka) signed the contract.