Indian govt. project in Kilinochchi awarded to Link Engineering



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The project contract was signed in the presence of Y.K. Sinha, High Commissioner of India, P. Ranepura, Secretary, Ministry of Higher Education of Sri Lanka; Prof. Vasanthy Arasaratnam, Vice Chancellor, University of Jaffna; Dr. (Mrs) Mikunthan, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture and other dignitaries.


As part of its development partnership with Sri Lanka in the field of higher education, the Government of India is undertaking a project to establish a Centre for Skill Development for the Faculty of Agriculture at the Kilinochchi Campus of the University of Jaffna, at a total cost of SLR 300 million.


The project encompasses building construction as well as supply of equipment and furniture, in addition to training and curriculum development. The objective of the project is to create infrastructure facilities in order to provide a conducive learning environment for students, increase student intake, and enhance knowledge and skills of both lecturers and students in the field of agricultural science.


The project is being implemented in close consultation with the Ministry of Higher Education of Sri Lanka.


The project was awarded to Link Engineering (Pvt) Ltd and In this regard, following a process of competitive bidding, a contract to construct the building complex was signed on August 11, 2015 with M/s. Link Engineering (Pvt) Ltdfor SLR 234.50 million.Link Engineering is a fully owned subsidiary of the versatile Blue Ocean Group of Companies.


The group's brand adopts the inspiring Blue Ocean Concept that is synonymous with growth and profit. They are specialized in constructing high rise buildings and apartments, hotels, administrative and industrial complexes, schools and hostels, roads and highways, water supply schemes and sewerages, power, electrical and mechanical services and aluminium fabrications.Link Engineering's construction and engineering strength comes with 35 years of experience in the field.


The project contract was signed in the presence of Y.K. Sinha, High Commissioner of India; P. Ranepura, Secretary, Ministry of Higher Education of Sri Lanka; Prof. Vasanthy Arasaratnam, Vice Chancellor, University of Jaffna; Dr. (Mrs) Mikunthan, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jaffna; Rajavishagan, Deputy Registrar, University of Jaffna; S. Thumilan, Chairman of Link Engineering& Blue Ocean Group of Companiesand other officials of the Government of Sri Lanka.


The building construction work includes construction of an auditorium, lecture halls, sports complex, computer centre, library and toilet blocks.The procurement of equipment and furniture, and training and curriculum development activities, will be taken up subsequently with the remaining SLR 65 million.


Construction of buildings as well as provision of equipment and furniture will be completed within a period of one year, and project implementation will be jointly monitored by the High Commission and the Ministry of Higher Education of Sri Lanka.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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