The MoU was signed by Taranjit Singh Sandhu, High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka and R. Nadarasapillai, Secretary, Ministry of Hill Country New Villages, Infrastructure and Community Development at an event held at the High Commission of India, Colombo, with the participation of senior officials of Government of Sri Lanka.
The upgrading of the center will be done using a grant of Rs. 199 million from the Government of India.
The project includes construction of new infrastructure facilities viz. class rooms, IT lab, Auditorium and retaining walls around the complex as well as renovation of existing buildings.
The project also includes supply of machinery, equipment & tools for the new courses, furniture and vehicles.
A total of 500 youth of Sri Lanka are expected to be trained as skilled workers with suitable skills catering to the job market annually with the completion of the project.
This project is in line with Government of India’s efforts to assist and cooperate with government of Sri Lanka in the field of vocational training and skill development.