The government said that all the provincial roads throughout the country will be carpeted before the end of 2012. “One third of the provincial roads will be carpeted this year. All the provincial roads throughout the country will be carpeted before the end of 2012,” Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksha said.
The Minister was addressing the meeting held to inaugurate the carpeting of Devsirigama Road in the Devinuwara electorate of the Matara District. Ministry of Economic development will provide Rs.42.6 million for the carpeting of this road.
The Southern Development Authority is assigned to the construction work. More than 15,000 people who use this road for their day to day work will benefit from this project.
The minister further said that the government will provide rural people with all the facilities affordable in the cities. The ministry had allocated Rs.500 million to develop provincial roads in lengths of 207kilometres in 7 electorates of the Matara District.
Minister of Youth Affaires, Dallas Alahapperuma, Provincial Road Development Minister Chandima Rasaputra, Provincial Council Member Kanchana Wijesekara and other guests were present.