The Jaffna Technical College managed by the Department of Technical Education will be upgraded as a Technological University by the Vocational and Technical Training Ministry.
The Government of the Republic of Korea will provide Rs. 230 million under an MoU signed with the Government, the Vocational and Technical Training Ministry said in a release yesterday.
Rs. 90 million will be utilised to construct the new building complex of the university and the balance will be used to obtain machinery and equipment and train managers and lecturers in Korea.
The release said Vocational and Technical Training Minister Piyasena Gamage discussed with Korean Ambassador Lim J. Hong at the ministry to devise ways to accelerate this project. The Minister and the Ambassador directed officials to complete initial work on the project within the next two months.