Congratulates Winners of the Achievers of Industrial Excellence
29, 2005 - 11.30 GMT]
Dr. Carol R.
Becker, Director of the United States Agency for International
Development (USAID), issued the following statement: "It gives me great
pleasure to congratulate the winners of the Achievers of Industrial
Excellence for 2005. Each year, the competition that results in these
awards grows in popularity and in stature, and rightly so.
associations such as the
Ceylon National Chamber of Industry play an important role in
promoting the development of Sri Lanka
by encouraging the generation of vital new employment opportunities,
exports and revenue. A stable economic framework and policies, and
dialogue between the Chamber and the Government entities on such
policies must be an important component of your mandate.
aspect of strengthening the Sri Lankan economy island wide is the
investment and expansion of industries into areas outside the
I encourage the Chamber to urge policy makers to approve timely
upgrading of key infrastructure vital to encourage private sector
investment and the spread of economic growth in
to the far corners of the island.
I wish the Chamber
success in all its endeavors throughout the year and into the future."
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Date: July 29, 2005 - 11.30 GMT