18 March 2009
Support to significant socio economic projects in Poland, Tajikistan and Kyrgyz Republic.
WYG has recently announced that it has been appointed to provide support services for important socio-economic initiatives in Poland, Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic, improving education, business and civil services respectively in these countries.
The first project is a circa €930,000 vocational education initiative in Poznan Municipality, Poland. The contract, under the European Structural Funds programme, is to tailor vocational training to the actual needs of the local and regional labour markets in the Poznan Voivodship region. Importantly, the project will also introduce and develop new areas of learning and provide comprehensive support to schools. WYG Polska Sp. z o.o’s, WYG’s country firm in Poland is providing overall project management services, design and implementation of promotional and recruitment campaigns, provision of training, pupil assessments by teachers and psychologists and the study and analysis of the outcomes of the research.
WYG’s second appointment is to support the EU-funded ‘Support to One Stop Shop Business Registration Service’ in Tajikistan. The project will see €778,000 invested to simplify operations registering and running small businesses in the country. Tajikistan is currently ranked 168 out of 178 countries in the World Bank “Cost of Doing Business” Index and this has been identified as a major constraint to economic growth. Drawing on previous experience of this type of work in the Ukraine and Russia. WYG is now providing socio- economic services in support of five projects in Tajikistan.
WYG’s third appointment is supporting the reform of the civil service in the Kyrgyz Republic as a member of a strategic consortium. This new appointment brings WYGI’s tally of projects in this area of Central Asia to four.
Neil Parison, Managing Director, WYG International comments: “WYG is going from strength to strength with a number of significant socio-economic commissions won since the beginning of the year and an expanding portfolio of technical projects in the rail, highways and water and waste water sectors.
Our mix of international experience and expertise coupled with a depth of local knowledge in many markets has engendered a high level of confidence in WYG, enabling us to further expand our service delivery in many countries.”