India ready to provide assistance: Sundaramurthi


INDIA’S Ambassador designate to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands Inbasekar Sundaramurthi says India is ready to provide assistance to Solomon Islands.

Mr Sundaramurthi confirmed this in his recent visit earlier this week.

“India is ready to provide assistance in capacity building, technical expertise and projects to mitigate the impact of climate change, natural disasters renewable energy.

“We are ready to do that under grants and aid that is why I came to request foreign Minister and line Ministers education and health,” he said.

Sundaramurthi stressed in the education sector India is willing to build classrooms and help out in the revising of school curriculums. 

“In education, I told the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development that India is willing to build classrooms, revised school curriculum and India can send experts here who can print school text books on education and we can send teachers for a short period,” he said.

He said there is also scholarships for India called the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Programme (known as ITEC in short) is a capacity building program. Sundaramurthi said India has been offering assistance to Solomon Islands in capacity building by allocating four training slots per year in diverse fields under the ITEC programme

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