India helps upgrade Thondaman Vocational Training Centre in Sri Lanka

India helps upgrade Thondaman Vocational Training Centre in Sri Lanka

Colombo, September 20 (newsin.asia): India and Sri Lanka on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  to upgrade the Thondaman Vocational Training Centre(TVTC), in Hatton located in Nuwara Eliya district of Sri Lanka, home to Indian Origin Tamils.

The MoU was signed by  Taranjit Singh Sandhu, High Commissioner of India in Sri Lanka and Mrs. 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.

Upgrading the center will be done using a grant of LKR 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 and tools for the new courses, furniture and vehicles.

A total of 500 youth are expected to be trained annually with suitable skills catering to the job market. The project is in line with the Government of India’s efforts to assist and cooperate with government of Sri Lanka in the field of vocational training.

(The featured picture at the top shows Indian High Commissioner, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, and Secretary, Ministry of Hill Country New Villages, Mrs.R.Nadarasapillai, greeting each other after signing an agreement on upgrading the Thondaman Vocational Training Center)