President Mahinda Rajapaksa reviewed the progress of the development work carried out in parallel to last year's Deyata Kirula National Development Exhibition held at the Hardy Higher Technological College and all development projects scheduled to be implemented in line with the 8th Deyata Kirula Exhibition 2013 to be held in the North Central Province.
The progress review meeting was held at Temple Trees yesterday.
The discussion mainly focused on reviewing physical resources development of the Hardy Higher Technological Institute and how far the these projects have helped improve the quality of education at the institute. It was revealed that the dilapidated road to the entrance of the Hardy Institute has been fully renovated and the work on some permanent buildings has already been completed, while some buildings are still being built at the college premises.
The buildings under construction include a new residential hostel, gymnasium, cafeteria and a lecture hall.
It was decided to use the Presidential Secretariat exhibition stall built at the Hardy exhibition premises as the public servants training centre for the Ampara district while other buildings will also be used as per future requirements.
The President instructed officials to minimize the constructions of temporary buildings as much as possible while all other buildings which are to be constructed should mainly target future utilities.
A lengthy discussion on the 8th Deyata Kirula Exhibition to be held in the Kurunegala, Puttalam, and Kegalle districts was held with all issues comprehensively discussed.
Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapksa explaining the long term benefits of the Deyata Kirula exhibition, said a number of large scale development projects are to be implemented in these three districts and they will be expanded from district level to each Grama Niladari Divisions. "Around 2,731 Grama Niladarai divisions in these three districts will be covered and all chosen development works will be implemented as per the requirements of their respective villages," he said.
The North Western University will get a new Students' Centre and a gymnasium under this programme, while an auditorium, administration complex, water tank would be built at the Kuliyapitiya Technical College. A two storied library and auditorium is to be built at Kuliyapitiya Central College.