Nov 03, Colombo: The government of Sri Lanka plans to set up 1,000 technological laboratories in secondary schools in the country.
The initial phase of the project to be implemented under the Mahindodaya programme is to cost Rs. 1.7 billion.
The project will see the distribution of 62,000 computers and 1,000 notebooks to laboratories in schools.
The government plans to call local companies in the computer field to make bids while schools receiving the equipment have been asked to seek assistance from local suppliers to help with the equipment once the warranty period expires.
The government has appointed a procurement committee assisted by a Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC) to examine the bids.
Under the "Thousand Secondary Schools Development Programme" launched by President Mahinda Rajapaksa last year, 300 secondary schools and 700 primary schools will be developed.