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KOICA signs MoU to strengthen Constructions Sector in Sri Lanka

KOICA Sri Lanka Office Country Director Kim Myung Jin and Director General of the Department of Technical Education and Training  S.C. Jagath at the Signing Ceremony.
KOICA Sri Lanka Office Country Director Kim Myung Jin and Director General of the Department of Technical Education and Training S.C. Jagath at the Signing Ceremony.

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) initiated the remodelling and rehabilitation of workshops for Construction Courses at four selected Technical Colleges and Colleges of Technology in Sri Lanka by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on June 2 at the Department of Technical Education and Training recently.

KOICA Country Director at the Sri Lanka Office Kim Myung Jin, and Director General of the Department of Technical Education and Training S.C. Jagath attended the Signing Ceremony.

The Rehabilitation of Workshops is the 5th Component under the scope of the Capacity Building Project for Construction Courses at Technical Colleges and Colleges of Technology, a grant worth US$ 4 million. The RoD of the Project was signed on December 3 at the Education Ministry.

Following the provisions in the RoD, a needs assessment was successfully conducted to plan the Rehabilitation of CAD (Computer-aided Drawing) Room, Drawing Room and Plumbing Workshop at Colleges of Technology in Maradana, Ratnapura and Technical Colleges in Matara, Ratmalana. A team of Project Management Consultants from the BuCheon University, South Korea dispatched in March 2022 to perform the assessment.

The MoU is signed between the Department of Technical Education and the Training and Korea International Cooperation Agency will manage and implement the activities related to the Workshop Rehabilitation in the beneficiary TVET institutions. Moreover,

the signatories will ensure the proper and effective operation and maintenance of the buildings and equipment, rehabilitated and installed by the Korean Government for the Project and ensure their exclusive use for the Project.

KOICA Country Director said that this Project will enhance the advanced quality of Technical and Vocational Education to meet the labour market demands in the Construction Sector. And it is more meaningful to utilise Sri Lankan Procurement System to enhance the ownership of the Sri Lankan Government. The Director General, Department of Technical Education and Training said that the implementing of Project will enable the beneficiary Colleges to create an attractive training environment with modern technology and teaching methodologies.

“With the prevailing economic crisis in Sri Lanka, this Grant Investment is a very valuable opportunity to TVET Sector and to Sri Lanka. Through the Expert Assistance from Korean Government, DTET will attend with responsibilities to have the maximum benefit out of the project,” he added.

 


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