President opens new building of the Orugodawatte Motor vehicle Engineering Training Institute

President opens new building of the Orugodawatte Motor vehicle Engineering Training Institute

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President Maithripala Sirisena has declared open the new building of the Orugodawatte Motor Vehicle Engineering Training Institute. The site on which the Motor Vehicle Engineering Training Institute located at Orugodawatte was taken over when the land was acquired for the construction of the New Kelani Bridge. Accordingly the new building complex constructed for Motor Vehicle Engineering Training Institute at Orugodawatte was declared open. It was built at a cost of 1540 million rupees. It was built under a Japanese Consolidated loan assistance.
It has been put up in a manner so that modern technical skills can be studied. The administrative and Training Unit spans 8000 square metres.
In addition to the machinery and equipment of the Training Units five new machines have been added to train on new methods of new technology systems. It has been done with the intention of admitting more students. The initial constructions have been completed with the aim of extending the five storeyed building to 10 storeys in order to meet the future needs.
The Motor Vehicle Engineering Training Institute had been launched in the year 1985 as a Japan Sri Lanka Friendship monument. This Institute had been moulding technicians for the repair of Japanese motor vehicles imported to the country.
A large gathering including many Parliamentarians was present on the occasion.