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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 6.34 GMT

Rs.827m to expedite Provincial development


Approximately Rs.827 million worth of machineries were handed over to expedite the island wide Provincial Road Development Programme and Irrigation System Development Programme initiated by the Ministry of Economic Development.

Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa initiated the Provincial Road Development Project in order to create a good road network island wide.

Under this programme a stretch of 3740 kms of road will be developed and carpeted in all district. The total estimated cost of the project is Rs.22, 000 million. The proposed development includes carpeting of roads, improvement of pavements, bridges, drainage, and replacement of culverts. As well as ministry of economic development has implemented a programme to rehabilitation and development the irrigation system in island wide.

The Ministry of Economic Development expects that these machineries would help to accelerate the development programmes especially in rural areas and also contribute to the development of economy and social activities.

These machineries were provided to Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources Management, Ministry of Agrarian services and Wildlife, State Engineering Corporation, Road Development Authority, Western Province Road Development Authority and several other governments’ institutions.




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