Sri Lanka’s 100,000 km road development project appreciated

Chief Government Whip and Highways Minister Johnston Fernando yesterday said the World Bank has appreciated Sri Lanka’s 100,000 km road development project under President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour programme.

He said the WB has decided to grant this US$ 500 million facility in recognition of the Government’s efforts to develop rural road networks and related agricultural services.

The Highways Ministry’s integrated road development programme has been applauded by the WB as a mega infrastructure development project to improve connectivity between rural areas, small and medium towns, and socioeconomic hubs.

It would increase access, thereby supporting inclusive rural development, and facilitating involvement of rural communities in national development. The programme is focused on upgrading and maintaining around 3,000km of rural roads, the Minister said.

by Daily News Sri Lanka

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