Sri Lankan government vests over 180 completed development projects with the public
The Sri Lankan government is to vest with the public as many as 180 development projects that have been completed under the ‘Pibidemu Polonnaruwa’ (Awakening of Polonnaruwa) District Development Programme.
The President’s Office announced that the completed projects were declared open in Polonnaruwa last week by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
The development initiatives to be implemented under the ‘Pibidemu Polonnaruwa’ District Development Programme were allocated Rs. 60 billion and commenced in 2015. T
The President’s Office has stated that this is the largest amount allocated for the development of the Polonnaruwa District.
According to the statement, infrastructure facilities of 85 schools with the construction of classroom buildings, resource centers, technical advisory units, principals and teachers’ quarters and multipurpose buildings will be vested with the public. These 110 projects belonging to the schools sector were completed at a cost of Rs. 665 million.
Fifteen projects completed at a cost of Rs. 890 million under this programme with the aim of creating healthy citizens were also unveiled.
Accordingly, a newly-built clinic for kidney patients at the Higurakgoda District Hospital, Dental Surgery Unit, administrative building and kidney patient clinic building at Bakamuna hospital, a building constructed for the use of OPD and clinical activities at the Manampitiya Hospital, a new ward at the Manampitiya Ayurveda Hospital and a new laboratory at Aranaganwilaalong with the offices of medical officers at several hospitals in the district were opened.
Also, under this programme water supply projects were completed in three areas including the UnagalaVehera and Pudur area and another 15 housing projects constructed for the benefit of underprivileged people in the Higurakgoda and Tamankaduwa areas and new houses built for the benefit of public servants.
Fifteen housing projects built for low-income families in Hikurakgoda and Thamankaduwa at a cost of Rs.19.1 million and three water supply projects in the Unagala Vehera area as well as new houses built for government officers were completed under this project.
Many more projects have also been completed under the development programme and this is one areas of the government’s overall development agenda for the country.
The Sri Lankan government is in the process of carrying out a massive development programme covering every part of the island. The project to develop the Polonnaruwa District in the country’s North Central Province is one such programme under the overall development agenda. Foreign businesses/investors could explore business opportunities in Sri Lanka’s development programme and look at the country’s project pipeline.
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