Korea shares development experience with Sri Lanka

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A team of the Korean Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP), led by Senior Advisor Dongsoo Chin, concluded their three-day-visit to Sri Lanka by conducting the final reporting workshop on 26 February. During the workshop, the team presented main outcomes of their research and discussed with relevant stakeholders on their policy recommendations in the five policy areas, such as processed food industry; small-medium enterprise (SME); technical, vocational education and training (TVET); foreign direct investments; and techno-entrepreneurship. About 70 officials from the Government, development agencies and academia came to share the results and discussed ways to implement them. In the discussion, Korean Ambassador Arjuna Jongmoon Choi and Dr. P.B. Jayasundera, Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Planning, agreed to further develop the KSP program to the extent that actual implementation of the recommendations could be discussed by next year. The purpose of the KSP program is to share the unique development experiences of Korea with partner countries and so far in Asia carried out 30 projects.