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Constructing Highways -- Proper procedures being followed: RDA

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In the wake of reports of alleged irregularities taking place in the construction of the Central Expressway and extension of the Southern Expressway, the RDA Chairman Nihal R. Suriyaarachchi said today the construction work was based on recommendations by experts.

He said in a statement that the construction work was being carried out after studies by engineers, environmentalists, surveyors, scientists and technicians attached to the Road Development Authority, Ministry of Highways, the Central Environmental Authority, the Departments of Land Reclamation and Geology.

“The officials are highly reputed public servants and veterans in their chosen fields of study.They had taken into consideration the weather patterns, floods situations and other natural disasters when compiling their report,” Mr. Suriyaarachchi said.

He said the RDA would implement the project based on a optimum cost system on the instructions of the Ministry of Highways.

Mr. Suriyaarachchi said some people with little or no knowledge on the subject of highways were attempting to mislead the people through disinformation. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 5

  • nick Thursday, 28 September 2017 01:43 AM

    Ok if thats the case make it transparent so all know what is the real cost & how much the commission taking place via DM Android App

    lion Thursday, 28 September 2017 05:03 AM

    Dont take those who criticize this long over due project seriously. Any one can talk show short coming this is always in the case of this country. We had seen when the airport close in last January for few months to broaden the run a way to accommodate world largest plane, it was said the work was not done properly but we saw how the biggest plane was landed in Katunayaka, This is the case in srilanka, Please complete this soon, let them talk you do your work.

    johan Thursday, 28 September 2017 09:22 AM

    The parliament must pass the Audit Bill as soon as possible so that any irregularties in the usage of funds could be investigated.But all development work should go ahead. Preference also should be given to eliminate poverty and basic needs such as proper drinking water, education, transport should be provided in the rural areas of all provinces.This is the way the mud slinging campaign could be defeated

    B S Perera Thursday, 28 September 2017 08:32 AM

    Doubts were about the tender procedure. RDA statement is about the technical matters.

    Amaris Thursday, 28 September 2017 04:28 PM

    Would RDA in agreement to show how they have estimated the project cost then and now?

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