All provincial roads to be carpeted before 2012

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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.

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  • ajith Friday, 02 September 2011 06:19 AM

    What ever said and done this Government has sincere thought to develop this country.We see the change happening...

    Sootan Friday, 02 September 2011 06:30 AM

    Good. When are we going to carpet the democracy?

    bernard Friday, 02 September 2011 06:32 AM

    More high speed accidents. Mark my words.

    Concerned Friday, 02 September 2011 06:39 AM

    Maintaining and repairing the road network of the country is an essential duty of the Government in power,and not gift to be offered by the politician on a golden platter to the people!

    chandra Friday, 02 September 2011 06:40 AM

    Upkeep the road also very important. Some carpeted road within few days or week damaged due to poor drainage system or poor workmanship. Please look in to that.

    Konde Bendapucheenaa Friday, 02 September 2011 08:05 AM

    For god sake what about Hatton Nuwaraeliya ,still with huge pot holes ,This A 7 main road

    Ravishan Friday, 02 September 2011 08:48 AM

    Wellawatte dehiwela stretch is killing in the evening

    S Aran Johnny Saturday, 03 September 2011 04:40 PM

    As long as there is a good cut, they will do anything. Otherwise they will not even consider it. Maybe even say it is unpatriotic!

    ampare son Thursday, 01 September 2011 11:40 PM

    happy to hear that news. we want to see repair rural road too.

    godaya Friday, 02 September 2011 12:12 AM

    wow. Even grade A and B roads not considered to be renovated area in uva. Is this a dream?

    freehit Friday, 02 September 2011 05:59 PM

    The Minister of Economic Development is one who backs up his words with deed. But please have proper co-ordination with other utility providers. It is sad to see the roads being dug up to provide water supply connections a few days after it has been carpeted.

    Knight Rider Friday, 02 September 2011 03:09 AM

    another Election Winning Promise ? and lets hope it wont be another ''Petrol'' case

    Tonto Friday, 02 September 2011 03:31 AM

    What's the point. The world will end on 12 July 2012.

    Nagaragiri Kiththil Sunday, 04 September 2011 07:24 AM

    Cheena, That's for you to go fishing in the rainy season.

    Nulusha Friday, 02 September 2011 04:11 AM

    top priority should give for Galle Road....

    Ihsan Friday, 02 September 2011 04:48 AM

    Good step taken for the development of this country Hon. Minister, Respect you for that! However please choose people who would do a neat job as you can see what happens is that they carpet the road and after few days there are holes in the middle of the road, it’s very pathetic and embarrassing situation for the entire country and the people in it. As a person who has been to other countries like dubai, saudi, Malaysia, UK it saddens me when the comparison ticks off in my brain. Lets hope for the best however

    Godaya Friday, 02 September 2011 04:52 AM

    Hope you will give preference to the areas where elections are to be held, of course as usual.

    ila Saturday, 03 September 2011 03:12 AM

    grease men will be placed in all provinces before end of 2012.

    george Friday, 02 September 2011 06:10 AM

    Haputale To Boralanda/ Nuwaraeliya road is in very bad state. Hope they will look in to this.


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