S. Korea to spend 1.44 bln won to foster experts of eco-cars

S. Korea to spend 1.44 bln won to foster experts of eco-cars

South Korea said Wednesday it plans to allocate 1.44 billion won (US$1.29 million) through 2025 to foster experts of eco-friendly cars in sync with the country's green growth policy, which centers on breaking away from fossil fuels and utilizing more sustainable resources.

Under the project, South Korea will spend the budget to educate around 480 experts of eco-friendly cars annually over the next five years, according to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.

"The project is aimed at improving drivers' convenience and helping carmakers to penetrate deeper into the future car industry," the ministry said.

The program will nurture experts for all phases of the automobile industry from research and development to production, by joining ties with local colleges.

 

SOURCE : YONHAP NEWS

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