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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2736

High Impact Programmes and Projects in Kilinochchi District Worth Rs.2,150 Million

Colombo, 06 August, (Asiantribune.com):

The Ministry of National Policies, Economic Affairs, Resettlement and Rehabilitation, Northern Province Development and Youth Affairs has allocated Rs.2,150 Million for major development initiatives and is in the process of expeditiously implementing the programmes and projects.

Under the guidance of Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister, in his capacity as the Minister of this Ministry, has initiated. As a part of the development initiatives, 1,525 housing units (one housing unit at the cost of Rs.1 Million) have been provided to support the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and refugee returnees who are returning to their home land.

Further, Rs.264 Million for Resettlement Activities; Rs.300 Million for Gamperaliya Programme; Rs.32.5 Million for Rural Infrastructure Development Projects (RIDP); Rs.24 Million for Palmyrah development including toddy bottling, jaggery production and sweet sap production has been allocated by this Ministry said V. Sivagnansothy, Secretary to the Ministry of National Policies, Economic Affairs, Resettlement and Rehabilitation, and Northern Province Development and Youth Affairs.

The Ministry has allocated Rs.81 Million for Kilali, Eluthumadduwal road; Rs.8.5 Million to Urudippuram 4th Cross Street road and; Rs.25 Million for Motor Graders and other equipment for the Karachchi Pradeshiya Sabha and other Pradeshiya Sabhas for grading and levelling of roads.

Moreover, Rs.300 Million has also been allocated under the “Gamperaliya” Programme and the project of rehabilitating and reconstructing priority roads in the district is currently being implemented. In order to enhance the quality of service delivery in the health sector in Kilinochchi District, Rs.26.1 Million has been allocated to construct Eye and Orthopedic Surgery Unit; Rs.14 Million to acquire microscope facility; Rs.5 Million for medical equipment.

Also, to construct Eye Surgery unit in Karachchi DS Division Rs.13.5 Million and Rs.12.5 Million has been allocated to construct male and female medical wards in the Divisional Hospital in Pachchilaippalli. Above developments in the health sector are currently undertaken on a fast-track basis.

As education is a vital sector for economic development, Rs.6.7 Million to develop the class room in Murugananda College; Rs.7.5 Million to St.Anthony’s RCTM; Rs.6.75 Million to Vinasiyodai Girls School; Rs.5 Million to Poonakari, Kiranchchi Girls’ College, Rs.1.6 Million to develop 04 technologically evolved “Smart Class Room” facilities; Rs.1.7 Million to renovate class rooms in 14 selected schools has been allocated by the Ministry to ensure quality education is available in Kilinochchi District.

Further, Rs.89 Million to uplift Micro Small Medium Enterprises (MSME); Rs.16 Million to develop the “Ammachchi” traditional food preparation and sales center in the Engineering Faculty of Kilinochchi. A total allocation of Rs.24 Million has been released for Palmyrah development, of which Rs.8 Million each has been released to Kandawalai DS division for jaggery production technological advancements, and to Poonkari and Palai DS divisions for toddy bottling.

Further in year 2018, Rs.11 Million was allocated to install a toddy bottling plant in Konavil, Rs.11 Million was allocated for sweet toddy bottling in Kandawalai and Rs.14 Million was released for jaggery production and infrastructure development.

These programmes are underway in an effective manner. The Ministry also has released Rs.11 Million to provide 750 pipe borne water supply connections and as sanitation facilities Rs.21 Million has been allocated to construct 300 toilets.

These high impact development interventions will support to socially empower and economically improve the living standards of the women headed house hold families, war affected disabled families, families of missing persons, mine affected and other vulnerable communities said Mr. V. Sivagnanasothy, Secretary to the Ministry.

- Asian Tribune -

High Impact Programmes and Projects in Kilinochchi District Worth Rs.2,150 Million
High Impact Programmes and Projects in Kilinochchi District Worth Rs.2,150 Million
High Impact Programmes and Projects in Kilinochchi District Worth Rs.2,150 Million
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