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200 roads and bridges vested with the public

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 17, 2019 19:02

200 roads and bridges vested with the public

The ceremony to vest in the public 200 roads and bridges took place in Mawanella under the patronage of Prime Minister RanilWickremasinghe.30 billion rupees has been spent to build roads and bridges under the project Golden Roads which connect Hearts.

The Prime Minister vested with the public Mawanella – Aranayake, Mawanella – Gampola and Mawanella – Rambukkan roads. 1,431 million rupees has been spent to build the 14 kilometer Mawanella – Aranayaka road. 1,055 million rupees has been spent to build Mawanella – Rambukkana road. The Prime Minister said that the roads are being built according to a plan. He said that he laid the foundation for the Southern Expressway in 2003 and work was launched on the Expressway from Kandy to Colombo and the government changed after that. The Prime Minister said that when they came back to power parts of the road network has been built. Therefore a plan was drawn up to have one road network and today there is plan of road network from Kandy to Hambantota. There is another plan for a road from Kurunegala to Trincomalee with the assistance of the Asian Development Bank.

The Indian Government is assisting to construct a road from Trincomalee to Mannar through Vavuniya. Minister KabeerHashim said that they increased percentage of investment especially to rural roads to strengthen economy of the rural areas. He said that the new theme was created to lessen the traffic congestion for the convenience of the public.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 17, 2019 19:02