A groundbreaking ceremony to build the Vietnam-Korea Friendship Technology College was held in the northern province of Bac Giang on March 27.

The project is conducted at a cost of 13 million USD, of which the Republic of Korea (RoK) funds 10 million USD in non-refundable aid and the Vietnamese Government contributes the remaining amount.

Addressing the ceremony, Vice President of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Lee Jong-seon affirmed that the RoK wants to share its experience in technical training through the project.

Covering an area of 10 hectares, the project includes four main blocks and auxiliary facilities such as a dormitory and culture-sport wards.

The RoK will help train lecturers and managers, develop training programmes and provide vocational training equipment in order to meet the training demands in the areas of information technology, automobile assembly, industrial electricity, electronics, and mechanics.

Once completed in 2014, the college is expected enroll 810 students each year.-VNA