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Record of Discussion signed by Prof. Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma, Vice Chancellor (KU) and Mr. Heung Yul Choi, Director (KOICA)

isms | 10 June, 2011 13:05

Press release

Prof. Dr. Suresh Raj Sharma, Vice Chancellor of Kathmandu University ( KU) and Mr. Heung Yul Choi, Director of Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), head quarter, Republic of Korea has signed Record of Discussion (ROD) for the establishment of Technical Training Center at Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel on June 10th 2011.

KU and KOICA are the implementing agencies endorsed and authorized by Government of Nepal and Government of Republic of Korea respectively for the implementation of this project. The project was proposed in KOICA project plan of year 2011 and endorsed by the Government of Nepal.

The project would get completed by mid 2013 and will start operating from 2014 as a center at Kathmandu University. The center will provide technical training for unemployed and unskilled youth of Kavre, Ramechap, Sindhuli, Dolakha, Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts of Nepal in the field of Automobile Engineering and general Mechanical engineering related professions.

There would be basically three types of training, namely short term, long term and modular and all together about 300 trainees will be trained in one year in different trade professions.

Korean Government will provide 3.5 million US $ and Kathmandu University will provide 1.1 million US $ and all together total cost of project is estimated to be 4.6 million US $. The project cost basically comprises of three components, namely infrastructure, equipments & machineries and human resource development.

Initially four buildings each for automobile, general mechanical, girl’s hostel and boy’s hostel will be constructed under infrastructure at KU central campus, Dhulikhel.  Equipments and machinery for training and demonstration purpose will also be procured.
The existing human resource at Kathmandu University will be further trained to suit as per the need of program under human resource development program, who ultimately be responsible for running the center.

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