A discussion between Education Minister Professor G. L. Peiris and Acting Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Hu Wei revealed that China was keen to extend their fullest support for Human Resource (HR) Development in relation to the industrial and investment zone planned for the Hambantota District, the Ministry of Education said.
The discussion focused on preparation for the industrial and investment zone with the manufacture of pharmaceutical products and the tyre factory as major components of the activity envisaged.
A variety of skills, especially in the construction and logistics fields, would be required for speedy implementation of these projects. The two sides agreed that it is important to anticipate the kind of skills which would be needed, and to take rapid steps to develop these skills within the next few months.
In addition, the Ministry said the discussion focused on the whole range of support expected from China for the successful implementation of the extensive programme of the Ministry of Education and related activities. (Thisari Walawege)