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Bridge to link Talaimannar to Danushkodi on the anvil

14 September 2015 05:22 pm - 20     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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RAMESWARAM: The Centre has taken a policy decision for building a bridge linking Talaimannar in Sri Lanka with Danushkodi, Union Minister Kalraj Mishra today said.

"We have decided to build a bridge that would help develop both the countries in various fronts..It is a policy stand and we will implement it," The Union Minister for Micro medium and Small Enterprises said.

On Coir industries, he said the Centre has decided to develop coir based industries in five states-- Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka and Kerala.

In order to create more entrepreneurs and skilled workers, the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) and Samsung proposed to set up technical schools in MSME Technology Centres at ten places across India including Tamil Nadu, Varanasi and Manipur, he said.

The government was determined to make products in India and was working hard on skill development among the youths and engineers.

The MSME-Samsung Technical Schools will run Samsung's Advanced Repair and Industrial Skills Enhancement (A.R.I.S.E.2) programme, providing students trade-specific training on various aspects of repair and troubleshooting for consumer electronics products such as mobile phones, televisions, home theatres, home appliances and their related accessories.

The government was determined to set up small industries at the village level, he added.

Lauding the Global Investors meet held at Chennai recently, he said the state has advanced very well industrial sector development. (economictimes)

  Comments - 20

  • Yeheli Monday, 14 September 2015 11:06 PM

    Let the govt of Sri Lanka clarify its stand on this bridge.

    naaziah Tuesday, 15 September 2015 10:51 AM

    What is the name of the bridge that is going to be build danushkodi to thalai mannar?

    admin Monday, 14 September 2015 11:34 PM

    oh no!

    bud Tuesday, 15 September 2015 11:07 AM

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    Liberal One Tuesday, 15 September 2015 12:19 AM

    We dont want your bridge please. we need to connect south and north and allow some time for the wounds to be healed before thinking about connecting north to tamil nadu where this problem was hatched in the first place

    Anil Tuesday, 15 September 2015 11:17 AM

    Sorry. Sri Lankans are not interested.

    dcol Tuesday, 15 September 2015 12:28 AM

    When SL became a state of India to take decision on behalf of us? Basic of any bridge is it must have two sides of solid foundations.

    jobs Tuesday, 15 September 2015 01:37 AM

    no thank you

    Perera Tuesday, 15 September 2015 04:07 AM

    This is lame excuse. We Sri Lankans do not want the bridge, we do want Indians walking to our shores Do not force this on our people.

    Jamal Tuesday, 15 September 2015 04:50 AM

    Any policy has to be mutual. A unilateral decision by Mishra is not only arrogant it display a total lack of the understanding of international protocol.A bridge or tunnel connecting India and Sri Lanka is a good idea and will connect SL to all of Asia and Europe by road and perhaps rail. But the cost of such a project would run into the US$ Billions and the payback period will probably never be reached. Can Sri Lanka afford her 1/2 share at this point in time?

    warra Tuesday, 15 September 2015 01:17 PM

    Oh gosh no....

    srilankan Tuesday, 15 September 2015 01:24 PM

    apo indian higanno (poor and homeless ) will walk into srilanka instead of flying ,this is the worst thing srilanka can do .

    Waco Tuesday, 15 September 2015 07:28 AM

    Do not worry, we have our own plans to develop Sri Lanka.

    Bippity Boppity Boo Tuesday, 15 September 2015 07:34 AM

    This is great news. I am waiting for the day where I get into a train at Colombo, Fort and disembark at Mumbai. A great idea and hope it will materialist soon. The Sri Lanka Railway needs a big face lift.

    Thiswill Tuesday, 15 September 2015 07:52 AM

    This will have adverse affect on our country at large. They now seem enforce us to have links with them, which will not be able to stop influx of migrates looking for opportunities here.

    lankan Tuesday, 15 September 2015 08:13 AM

    Is this required who benifts ....India not us we will be at reciving end ...

    Leel Tuesday, 15 September 2015 09:53 PM

    Take your own vehicle and go to buddhagaya and attain Nirvana.

    garawi Tuesday, 15 September 2015 02:56 PM

    No way buddy! We have too many indians here bleeding the country.Why let more come in? Sri Lanka is not a state within india! You cannot build when we do not want it! Stay on the other side of the Palk strait!

    garawi Tuesday, 15 September 2015 02:57 PM

    Prosper ? With beggars coming in to Sri Lanka? Are you an indian?

    ibadun Tuesday, 15 September 2015 09:10 AM

    this is actually a good decision. we need inter connection between both. rather than building a bridge they should consider to build under ground tunnel which will protect rare natural resources and species and fishing and small shipping will not be effected. hopeful it will bring cost down in transportation, trade and communication. it will be more helpful to prosper north region


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