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The foundation stone for the proposed Space Academy was laid at Kandy BOI zone yesterday by visiting China's Vice Minister of Industries and Information Technology Chen Qiufa.
The project is a joint venture between SupremeSAT (Pvt) Ltd in partnership with China Greatwall Industry Corporation and Sino Satellite Communications Company Ltd. The total investment would be around US $ 60 million. This is also the first Chinese investment for the Kandy District.
The Academy would offer “On the Job” Training for Sri Lankans who could interact with the already co-branded satellites of SupremeSAT/Chinasatcom as a preparatory measure to be geared to handle the fully owned satellite of SupremeSAT which will be launched in December 2015.
The construction of the facility is scheduled to be completed within six months.