Programme to develop 100,000 kms of roads to commence today

19 February 2020 08:24 am - 8     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The National programme to develop 100,000 kilometres of roads would commence under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa in Deltota today. 

The objective of the project is to develop 100,000 kms of roads which will directly contribute to the economy of the country and livelihood of the people.

The Roads and Highways Ministry, provincial councils and local government institutions and other institutions related to road development would contribute in developing the roads. Accordingly, the existing road network will be developed by carpeting the road network, identifying and developing alternative roads and developing rural roads. Under this programme, 12,380 kms of roads directly under the Road Development Authority of the Ministry of Roads and Highways will be carpeted on priority basis.

It has been proposed to develop 16,000 kilometres of roads which are part of the provincial road network. Under this programme, alternative roads will be identified and widened to address high traffic congestion in cities such as Colombo, Kandy, Kurunegala, Ratnapura, Galle and Matara. It is also expected to construct alternative roads outside the city as another solution to the traffic crisis. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 8

  • Gobbaya Wednesday, 19 February 2020 10:11 AM

    More loans and commissions? Who’s paying for it? Not the people of this country right?

    Road Road Wednesday, 19 February 2020 10:16 AM

    doing road works brings more commission to pawul paksa family this what happened in the past and present. Only road is development now

    prabath uduwella Wednesday, 19 February 2020 10:34 AM

    Corruption 2020 just began.

    Ram Wednesday, 19 February 2020 10:45 AM

    Good project with lots of commissions

    Rohan Gregory Irugalbandara Wednesday, 19 February 2020 11:00 AM

    What will be the project cost and from where the funds coming from?

    Yankee Dude Wednesday, 19 February 2020 04:35 PM

    100,000 Kms . Must be from Meramulana to Los Angeles where most of the family lives ? .

    vithura Wednesday, 19 February 2020 04:41 PM

    This will eradicate hunger in the country as people can now have tar for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

    vince Wednesday, 19 February 2020 06:07 PM


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