From left: PUM representative for Sri Lanka S P C Kumarasinghe, PUM Country Coordinator Cees van Dijl,The Chairman Mahinda Jinasena,Director General of IDB P L U Rathnamalala, The Director Technical Services Division Mohan Gunasinghe,Enterprise Promotion Manger W. Uchini Alwis
The Industrial Development Board (IDB) stimulates growth, expansion and development of SMEs by encouraging, promoting and facilitating small and medium enterprises.
This has a very positive effect on the economyof Sri Lanka.This is achieved through 25 deputy directors in 25 district offices covering Sri Lanka.
With the guidance of the Chairman of Industrial Development Board Mahinda Jinasena, a MoU was signed recently by the Director General of IDB P L U Rathnamalala, The Director Technical Services Division Mohan Gunasinghe, Enterprise Promotion Manger W. Uchini Alwis, PUM Country Coordinator Cees van Dijl, PUM representative for Sri Lanka S.P.C. Kumarasinghe and Mihiri Anandika of PUM office were present.
On this occasion Kumarasinghe said PUM Netherlands Senior Experts can add value to IDB’s efforts to upgrade local SMEs by providing Western European technology and training from the Netherlands. PUM agreed to provide senior experts from the Netherlands with over 30 years of experience in their field of expertise. PUM data base contains over 3000 CVs of experts belonging to 70 sectors of industries and agricultural enterprises. PUM pays for the international travel and insurance of the expert. The requesting industries only have to provide accommodation, food and local transport of the expert who will advise the industry on a voluntary basis for a period of approximately two weeks.