The Delhi government would set up a world class institute on skill development in the city with technical expertise and assistance from Singapore, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said today. The green field skill development centre would be set up at Jonapur in South Delhi and it will impart skill development training on par with best of such institutes in the country. The details about providing the technical expertise was finalised during Dikshit’s visit to Singapore in October last year. “Delhi Government is in the process of setting up of green field world class skill centre at Jonapur in collaboration with Singapore government,” Dikshit said, addressing a workshop at Industrial Training Institute in Jahangirpuri. Officials said the institute would be modelled on Institute of Technical Studies, Singapore. Noting that the Delhi government has been making sincere efforts to improve skill development facilities, Dikshit said better skill development would result in better economic growth for the city. The Chief Minister said India would need skilled manpower to maintain a growth rate in the range of 7 to 8 per cent. She said globally the demand for skilled manpower is expected to increase by 500 million workers by the year 2022 and India can seize the opportunity as it has a large number of young population in comparison to aged population of the European countries. “The time has come to impart world class vocational and skill development training to our youths so that they can supplement the demand by the industries and other commercial organisations,” she said.