Many programs implemented to boost the rural economy

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Many programs implemented to boost the rural economy

Sunday, March 28, 2021, 10:25 a.m. SL time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

March 28, Colombo: Nimal Lanza, Minister of State for Rural Roads and Other Infrastructure, says the government has given priority this year to developing rural infrastructure as well as improving the economy of rural people and that a number of programs have been implemented for this purpose.

Minister Lanza expressed these views during his participation in the inauguration of the road programs in the Katana electorate yesterday (27).

The development of the Adiambalama-Kimbulapitiya road and the Muruthana-Bambukuliya road in the Katana electorate has started under the national 100,000 km road development program, implementing the President’s “Prosperity Vision” policy Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

The expected cost for the development of the 5.4 kilometers of the road is 142 million rupees. The contract is supervised by the Provincial Road Development Authority.

Adiambalama and Kimbulapitiya roads can be used as an alternative route to avoid traffic jams in the Kochchikade area. This road has been in poor condition for a long time and the development of this road will facilitate the movement of a large number of people.

Speaking further, Minister Lanza said, “Our goal is to empower women, especially in strengthening the rural economy. We have implemented programs at the village level to enable them to actively contribute to the economy of the country”.

Chairman of Katana Pradeshiya Sabha Nanda Wijeratne and members of Katana Pradeshiya Sabha were also present on the occasion.

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